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Kenton Co. Government Academy Now Accepting Participants for 2016

As an outreach service to the constituents of Kenton County, citizens are invited to take an inside look into the workings of their county government by participating in the Kenton County Government Academy.

Beginning Monday, January 11, this ten-week course will educate participants about all facets of county government. The program features presentations from local elected officials and administrators, and provides unique "behind-the-scenes" tours of vital governmental facilities. Some of the topics and visits will include: Fiscal Court, Judicial Branch, Planning and Development Services, School Districts, Health District, Library, Animal Shelter, Local fire and police departments, Kenton County Detention Center, Northern Kentucky Water District, Sanitation District No., Cincinnati/Northern KY International Airport, and much more.

“Our goal is to continue a process where the average citizen will have a clear understanding where their tax dollars go, and how the money gets spent,” said Kenton County Attorney Stacy Tapke. 

Over 250 Kenton County residents have graduated from this program. While all have gained valuable knowledge, some have gone on to become city council and committee members, volunteers, and leaders within their own communities.

For more information, contact Susan Topmiller, Public Information Officer for the Kenton County Attorney, at 859-815-1664 or [email protected].

- Staff report/Photo: 2015 KCCA graduates (via Kenton Co. Attorney website)