Citizens Academy

Through a seven-week series, learn how county government works including topics like winter road plowing, light rail transit and property tax assessment. Participants will meet county leaders and learn about all the services the county provides. The series is free to the public. Participants must be at least 18.

The Spring 2016 session is full. You can sign up for notifications when registration opens for Fall 2016.

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Session topics, materials and locations

The academy runs for seven weeks on Wednesdays (first session is on Thursday) from 6:30 to 9 p.m., from March 17 through May 11, 2016 (no session on March 23 or April 17).

Week 1: Your county government, March 17

Session held in Minnetonka.

Property tax fact sheets

Week 2: Community works, environment and energy, March 30

Session held in downtown Minneapolis.

Week 3: Health and medical services, April 6

Session held in downtown Minneapolis.

Week 4: Human services, April 13

Session held in Brooklyn Center.

Week 5: Public Safety, April 20

Session held in Plymouth.

Week 6: Emergency management, transportation (roads and bridges) and county fleet, May 4

Session held in Medina.

Week 7: Public Safety, collaborations, volunteering and careers, May 11

Session held in downtown Minneapolis.

History of Hennepin County

Hennepin County 1852 - 2002

This booklet was created to provide some of the historical highlights of Hennepin County's 150 years, as well as an overview of Hennepin County government. Reference copies of the booklet are available at Hennepin County Library. Search the site for "Hennepin County 1852 - 2002."

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