Citizens Academy

Through an eight-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.

Register for the fall session.

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Session topics, materials and locations

The academy runs for eight weeks on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., from March 21 through May 16.

Week 1: March 21

Hennepin County Board, property assessing, budget (session held in Brooklyn Center)

Property tax fact sheets

Week 2: March 28

Community Works, Environment and Energy (Minneapolis)

Week 3: April 11

Community Corrections and Rehabilitation and Hennepin County Sheriff's Office (Plymouth)

Week 4: April 18

Human Services (Brooklyn Center)

Week 5: April 25

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

Week 6: May 2

Health and Medical Services (Minneapolis)

Week 7: May 9

Transportation and Emergency Management (Medina)

Week 8: May 16

Elections, County Administration, My Hennepin County (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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