Interested in Alameda County government operations? The Alameda County Citizens Academy is a free, six-session interactive program held in the evenings that provides insight into the County’s Vision, services, operations, and engagement in County communities. The Academy is open to anyone who lives, works, or owns a business in Alameda County. It will run from

The Alameda County Citizens Academy, formerly known as the Adult Leadership Academy, was founded in 2001 by County Administrator, Susan S. Muranishi, with the full support of the Board of Supervisors.

It provides an excellent opportunity for the community to increase their knowledge of County government and its impact. Through presentations by top County leaders, participants benefit from a unique interactive learning and behind the scenes experience. Sessions include tours of key County facilities, demonstrations of specialized equipment, and hands-on exercises, all designed to illustrate the impact of County services in the community and opportunities for citizen engagement.

Over the course of six Wednesday evening sessions, participants increase their knowledge about Alameda County and its services through the County's Vision 2026 core themes: Healthy Environment, Thriving & Resilient Population, Safe & Livable Communities, and Prosperous & Vibrant Economy. Emphasis will be given to departmental innovation and sustainability in addressing the Vision’s 10X Goals.

Applications are now being accepted through August 10, 2019, at: www.acgov.org/academies/citizens.

A limited number of eligible participants (approximately 60) will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. However, in an effort to ensure countywide representation, geographic location will be considered.

Space is limited to 60 participants. Visit the above website for more information.