Want to get a behind-the-scenes look at county government operations?
Santa Clara County is accepting applications for the 2015 SCC Gov 101 Academy, a one-night-a-week, 10-week program that provides an overview of county government's role and responsibilities, as well as programs and services offered by county government.
"County government is often the least understood level of government, in spite of the fact that the County has more than 16,000 employees, spends $4.5 billion annually and serves 1.8 million Santa Clara County residents. This is a great opportunity to 'lift the hood' and understand just what makes the County run," said Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian in a press release.
Applications are due Feb. 5, and the first session starts Feb. 11, with most sessions taking place on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. A graduation ceremony will be held at the end of the program during a Board of Supervisors meeting. There is a $30 materials fee, which can be waived. For more information or to apply, email SCCPublicAffairs@ceo.sccgov.org or call 408-299-5151.