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The St. Mary’s County Government’s Citizens Academy provides an overview of County programs and services offered. Participants will gain a better understanding of County government operations by learning from directors and staff from County Administration, the Departments of Aging and Human Services, Economic Development, Land Use and Growth Management, Recreation and Parks, Public Works and Transportation and Emergency Services and Technology.

Who can attend?
The Academy is open to county residents, 18 years of age and older. Academy sessions are free, limited to 25 pre-registered participants and last seven weeks.

Dates and Locations?
Academy sessions are held Tuesday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m. at designated locations.

When Can I Apply?
Online Applications for the 2017 Citizens Academy will be available beginning July 1, 2017.

What’s earned at the conclusion?
Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the Academy.

Citizens Academy Brochure

Citizen Academy Presentations

County Administration Overview


Aging and Human Services

Home and Community Based Services Overview
Human Services Division Overview
RSVP Overview
Senior I and A Overview
Community Programs and Outreach Overview
Senior Center Operations Overview
Aging and Human Services September 2016 Schedule
Loffler Senior Activity Center September 2016 Schedule
Northern Senior Activity Center September 2016 Schedule
Garvey Senior Activity Center September 2016 Schedule
Learning Is Forever (L.I.F.E.) Brochure

Economic Development

Economic Development Overview

Land Use and Growth Management

Land Use and Growth Management Overview

Recreation and Parks

Recreation and Parks Overview
Parks Division Presentation
Recreation Division Presentation
Museums Division Presentation
Wicomico Shores Golf Course Presentation