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 Fall 2015 session is filled. To be notified of the Spring 2016 session, add your name to the waitlist.

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Session topics, materials and locations

The academy runs for seven weeks on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., from September 16 through November 4, 2015 (no session on September 23).

Week 1: Your county government

Session held in Minnetonka.

Property tax fact sheets

Week 2: Emergency management, transportation (roads and bridges) and county fleet

Session held in Medina.

Week 3: Community works, environment and energy

Session held in downtown Minneapolis.

Week 4: Health and medical services

Session held in downtown Minneapolis.

Week 5: Human services

Session held in Brooklyn Center.

Week 6: Public Safety

Session held in Plymouth.

    Week 7: Public Safety, collaborations, volunteering and careers

    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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