Hennepin County Academy

No fall academy session

The fall 2020 Hennepin County Academy is cancelled to lessen the risk of spreading COVID-19. We will evaluate the ability to hold the spring academy in winter 2021. To be notified if we will be able to hold the spring academy, you may add your name to the notification list. You will receive an email in late winter of the academy session status.

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 series has eight sessions, and each runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in cities throughout Hennepin County.

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Session topics, materials and locations

Session example
Week 1: Wednesday, March 18

Property assessing, budget, Hennepin County Library (session held in Minnetonka)

Property tax fact sheets

Week 2: Wednesday, March 25

Community Works, Environment and Energy (session held in Minneapolis)

    Week 3: Wednesday, April 1

    Health and Medical Services (session held in Minneapolis) 

    Week 4: Wednesday, April 8

    Community Corrections and Rehabilitation, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office (session held in Plymouth)

    No session April 15

    Week 5: Wednesday, April 22

    Human Services (session held in Brooklyn Center)

    Week 6: Wednesday, April 29

    Public Defender's Office, County Attorney's Office, Hennepin County District Court (session held in Minneapolis)

    Week 7: Wednesday, May 6

    Transportation, Emergency Management (session held in Medina)

    Week 8: Wednesday, May 13

    Elections, County Administration, Hennepin County Board (session held in 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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