Salem County to host County Government Awareness initiative – “Government 101”

1st time Government Awareness program coined “County Government Works, Government 101” by the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders is scheduled to be held this Fall. This program looks to raise awareness and understanding of how Salem County Government works/operates.

Read how to sign up for the 8 week, once a week program and more below.

Ben Laury, Deputy Freeholder Director has announced that the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host a first-time Salem County Government Awareness program “County Government Works, Government 101” as part of an initiative to raise awareness and understanding of how county government works. Ben Laury, Deputy Freeholder Director stated, “We encourage our residents to learn more about the operations and services provided by 20 of our county departments. Participants will get a first-hand look at the inner workings of Salem County government. “

The program is open to any Salem County resident, 18 years or older, who is interested in understanding the operations of the county departments. This eight-week free program will be held every Wednesday morning from 9:30 am – 11:30 am, beginning September 9th through October 28th. The location site will vary each week according to the departments presenting. The locations are handicapped accessible. The county government awareness program will be offered to the first 20 participants who register. Tours will be conducted of selected facilities. Participants will graduate from the Government 101 class at the completion of the eight sessions.

“We are enthusiastic to offer this first-time county government awareness program. The program is specifically designed to help inform our residents about the services that county government provides, as well as, insight into the daily procedures that are needed to provide the services. We hope that every graduate of the program will walk away from this opportunity with a better understanding of county operations and share the information they learned with other residents,” stated Julie Acton, Freeholder Director.

Applicants must reside in Salem County and must pre-register to attend. Please note there will be some walking and standing involved in this program.

You may register for the Salem County Government Leadership Program, “Government 101,” by calling 935-7510, Ext. 8203 or by email and provide your name, address, phone number and email address. Registration is being accepted until September 1, 2015. Space is limited.


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