Calvert County Citizens Academy

Calvert County Government Citizens Academy

Local government touches the lives of all residents.


From public safety, recreation programs and road maintenance to water service, senior programs, building codes and more,
county government performs a vital role in the well-being of our community.

Now residents can get an in-depth look at how county government works through the Calvert County Government Citizens Academy.
This free program features site visits and discussions with county staff that will give a unique insight into the daily work
that goes into local government.

The nine-week academy meets every Thursday from 6-9 p.m.
Participants who complete the program have an opportunity to receive continuing education units through the College of Southern Maryland.

Registration for the 2020 Citizens Academy is now open.  Submit your application here.


Applications must be received by Monday, Dec. 2. The first 25 county residents to apply will be accepted into the program.
There is no cost to attend. Applicants must be Calvert County residents 18 years of age or older. 

Contact 410-535-2003 for more information.

2020 Calvert County Citizens Academy Schedule

Thursdays, Jan. 9 to March 5
6-9 p.m.

January 9

County Overview
6-9 p.m.
Location: Harriet E. Brown Community Center

Survey the County Administrator’s office and explore the duties of the Deputy County Administrator and the County Attorney. Learn about volunteer opportunities on local advisory boards and commissions.

January 16

 Community Resources
 and Economic Development
6-9 p.m.
Location: Calvert Marine Museum

Get an overview of the Office on Aging, Public Transportation, Calvert County Family Network and Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse. With Economic Development, review county business development, business support services, agriculture and tourism.

January 23

Human Resources
 and Technology Services
6-p.m.
Location: Calvert Library, Prince Frederick

Learn about recruitment, risk management, employee benefits and training and development. Learn about technology supporting local government.

January 30

Finance & Budget
and General Services
6-9 p.m.
Location: Northeast Community Center

Learn about accounting practices, the county budget, the Capital Improvement Program and procurement. Review Buildings and Grounds, capital projects and the mosquito control program.

February 6

Communications & Media Relations and Parks & Recreation
6-9 p.m.
Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

Review the county's integrated marketing and communications program and explore key areas of the Calvert County Government website. Get an overview of county recreational sites, nature parks, sports programs, aquatics and more through Parks & Recreation.

February 13

Planning & Zoning
6-9 p.m.
Location: Kings Landing

Develop an understanding of zoning, permitting and citizen relations, the Board of Appeals, environmental programs, long-range planning, planning/development review and the Division of Inspections and Permits.

February 20

Public Safety
6-9 p.m.
Location: Emergency Operations Center

Learn about the False Alarm Reduction Unit, the 911 control center, emergency management, hazmat response team, animal services and the county’s volunteer fire/rescue/EMS service.

February 27

Public Works
6-9 p.m.
Location: County Highway Maintenance Building

Explore engineering, project management, water and sewer, solid waste and recycling, highway maintenance and fleet maintenance.

March 5

Sheriff's Office
and Detention Center
6-9 p.m.
Location: Calvert County Detention Center

Learn about Sheriff’s Office operations and tour the Calvert County Detention Center.