Rockingham County Commissioners Thank CITIZENS' ACADEMY Steering Committee
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Posted on Wednesday November 21, 2018
Commissioner Mark Richardson thanked CITIZENS' ACADEMY Steering Committee: Leanna Lawson (chair), Barbara Boudreaux (vice-chair), Fleecie Ellington, Juanita Nunley, & Robert L. Pankey.
Rockingham County Commissioners Thank CITIZENS’ ACADEMY Steering Committee


WENTWORTH,NC (Nov. 21, 2018) – Rockingham County Commissioners applauded the 13 community leaders graduating from the CITIZENS' ACADEMY during the Nov. 19th Board meeting in Wentworth.  In addition, Commissioners praised the CITIZENS' ACADEMY's Steering Committee for coordinating the Fall Class sessions and program.  Commissioner Mark Richardson congratulated the CITIZENS' ACADEMY Steering Committee for their ongoing efforts to keep the program going and for helping to teach residents about county government.  CITIZENS' ACADEMY graduates, Leanna Lawson, served as chair of the Steering Committee, and Barbara Boudreaux, was vice-chair.  Committee members were:  Fleecie Ellington, Juanita Nunley, and Robert L. Pankey.  Richardson thanked Steering Committee members for their passion, drive and commitment to the citizens of Rockingham County.   

Endorsed and unanimously approved by the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, the first class of the CITIZENS' ACADEMY was in the fall of 2012 and was led by a Sterring Committee of County employees.  Following the spring 2013 graduating class, the program transitioned to a citizens' led Academy with the Steering Committee being composed of program graduates.

One of the initial graduates to take on the responsibility of leading the program was Leanna Lawson.  Being one of the inaugural class graduates, Lawson gathered an enthusiastic team of program graduates to facilitate the CITIZENS' ACADEMY.  With the assistance of this dedicated team, the CITIZENS' ACADEMY program just finihed its eighth consecutive year of creating civic ambassadors for Rockingham County Government.

Citizens' Academy is a free, comprehensive, ten-week program to educate, inform and empower graduates to better understand how Rockingham County Government operates.  Graduates will hopefully become even more involved in local community efforts, volunteer projects, and on County Boards and Committees.



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