Congratulations to BOSS staff, Executive Director Donald Frazier and Community Builder & Development Associate Gwen Austin, who were among the recent graduates of the 16th Annual Alameda County Citizens Leadership Academy!
The Alameda County Citizens Academy, formerly known as the Adult Leadership Academy, was founded in 2001 by County Administrator, Susan S. Muranishi. The Citizens Leadership Academy is a free forum for people who live, work, or own a business in Alameda County. Applicants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis in July and August of each year for a 6-part training session in September, October, and November. In an effort to be more inclusive there is some consideration given to geographic location of each applicant so that there is a wide cross section of individuals from all across Alameda County.
At the direction of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the County Administrator’s Office does a great job of putting together this program to help local citizens understand just how everything in the county works and to hopefully encourage civic engagement. If you’ve ever wondered how Alameda County works and what it actually does, this could be your chance to find out! Learn about the Alameda County efforts in human services, civic engagement, law and justice, or operations, property taxes, health & wellness, and more.
According to their website: The Alameda County Citizens Leadership Academy is free and an excellent opportunity for the community to increase their knowledge of county government. Through presentations by top County leaders, participants benefit from a unique interactive learning and behind the scenes experience. Refreshed programming includes tours of key County facilities, demonstrations of specialized equipment, hands-on exercises designed to illustrate the impact of County services in the community and opportunities for citizen engagement. The purpose of the Academy is to increase civic knowledge of citizens, foster civic engagement, and encourage networking.