Friday, June 22, 2012

NorCo Citizens on Patrol

Commandant Eric Lassard is very, very, very pleased to announce the first ever Citizens Academy of Northampton County. A ten-week course, starting September 12, will take twenty-five lucky citizens through the paces with what Executive John Stoffa calls the Lehigh Valley's biggest secret - county government.

From the jail to Human Services, the purpose of this program is to provide a foundation for more citizen participation in the County's numerous Boards, Commissions and Authorities.

Stoffa told Council last night that he stole the idea from Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan.

You can register here.

It's free, but I applied for a scholarship anyway.

Controller Steve Barron has volunteered to teach all ten classes.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope they don't waste any time on community and economic development or their environmental programs. That class will last about 10 minutes.

Anonymous said...

No kidding! What do they do anyway??

Anonymous said...

........and Bethelehem got the idea from Allentown.
Let's give credit where credit is due.