Want to learn more about local government?
Then you might be interested in Civics 101, a short course on local government in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
The 23rd edition of the course, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, starts Sept. 24 with an introduction to city government.
Other classes cover county courts, the school board and board of county commissioners. The course ends Oct. 23 with graduation and a class on the local media.
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“Much has changed in the last 20-plus years, but one requirement has remained constant – the importance of citizen engagement in local government,” the League said in a statement about the class.
Instructors include former Mayor Jennifer Roberts, former county Commissioner Karen Bentley and former school board member Trent Merchant. Roberts is one of many Civics 101 graduates who have gone on to hold public office or be appointed to boards and commissions.
The five-part course costs $60, which includes a graduation dinner. To register go to goleaguego.org/Civics.html.