The League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg

presents

Civics 101

beginning February 25, 2019

Civics 101 is a 5-week, one-evening-per-week program led by current and former government officials in a face-to-face format. This program is especially useful to the citizens of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, to people living in the Charlotte Metropolitan area, and to persons wanting to learn more about how local government works.  If you have a desire to become a more informed citizen, have an interest in learning how local government works, seek info identifying what government departments can help you when you need assistance in the Metro-Charlotte area, and/or wish to direct your energy in order to inspire change, JOIN US!  Registration is now open.

Each class is taught by a veteran of local government. Former Mayor Richard Vinroot, for example, will lead the class on city government. Former Commissioner Karen Bentley will talk about the county. Chief District Judge Regan Miller is among those who will tackle the courts.

Since its debut in January 1997, hundreds of people have taken the course. Some, including former Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts and state Sen. Joyce Waddell, have gone on to public office.      – Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer (full article link here)

Registration for the program is open to the public.  The Civics 101 program is in its 24th year of providing five interactive sessions to learn about local government. “We are aggressively promoting it because we believe that increased participation in local government when backed with knowledge can greatly improve our local community,” states Tom Murdock, 1st VP, Director, Civics 101 LWVCM.

In the event of inclement weather, we will follow the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools policy regarding cancelling classes.

Each session takes place from 6:15 – 8:30pm as follows:

Government Function Date/Day Location
City Government Feb.   25    –   Monday Government Center
County Courts Mar.    6    –   Wednesday County Courthouse
CMS – Board of Education Mar.  12    –  Tuesday Government Center
County Government Mar.  19    –   Tuesday Government Center
Graduation and Meet the Press Mar.  26    –   Tuesday Charlotte Observer

The registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis for a maximum of 60 attendees. The price for the five sessions, including materials, snacks for the first four sessions and a catered dinner at the last one, is $60.  Registration is complete when payment is received AND the online registration form is completed.

Civics 101 course information may be found on the League’s website at this link, and session information may be downloaded here.

Join us!


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