2021 Rutherfordton Citizens Academy Registration Now Open

Posted on August 20, 2021

Rutherfordton Citizens Academy

Sign up now for 2021 Rutherfordton Citizens Academy! Town residents who are interested in increasing their knowledge about local government operations can apply now at https://forms.gle/5ZUSznqpzAqAKKa97   The start date is September 16, 2021, with classes meeting on Thursdays for the following six weeks. For further information about the Citizens Academy, contact Doug Barrick at dbarrick@rutherfordton.net


This free, interactive 7-week program is open to all community members 16 years old or older who are Town residents or work or own a business or property in the Town of Rutherfordton. Class size is limited to 10 participants to ensure a safe environment designed around COVID-19 guidelines. The program is designed to provide a fun, informative learning experience for citizens who want to know how the Town operates. The curriculum enables participants to develop leadership capabilities and build strong relationships, and encourage citizen involvement to effect positive change in the community. Classes are offered on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m under the following itinerary

Citizens Academy Schedule

Session 1         Introduction to Town Hall- September 16th

Session 2         Rutherfordton Police Department- September 23rd

Session 3         Public Works Department- September 30th

Session 4         Norris Library – October 7th

Session 5         Rutherford Town Rising & Finance Dept – October 14th

Session 6         Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue- October 21st

Session 7         Bringing it All Together- October 28th

Graduation: Town Council Meeting – November 3rd

Classes will be designed to meet in person and will follow the necessary guidelines to provide a safe environment. Plans to host electronic style meetings will be made should restrictions prevent classes.

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