As an outreach service to the constituents of Kenton County, citizens are invited to take an inside look into the workings of their county government by participating in the Kenton County Government Academy.
Beginning in early January, this ten-week course will educate participants about all facets of county government. The program features presentations from local elected officials and administrators, and provides unique "behind-the-scenes" tours of vital governmental facilities. Some of the topics and visits include: Fiscal Court, Judicial Branch, Planning and Development Services, School Districts, Health District, Library, Animal Shelter, Property Valuation, local fire and police departments, Kenton County Detention Center, Northern Kentucky Water District, Sanitation District No., Cincinnati/Northern KY International Airport, and much more!
“Our goal is to continue a process where the average citizen will have a clear understanding where their tax dollars go, and how the money gets spent,” said Kenton County Attorney Stacy Tapke.
Over 350 Kenton County residents have graduated from this program. While all have gained valuable knowledge, some have gone on to become city council and committee members, volunteers, and leaders within their own communities.
An application can be found online. For more information, contact Susan Topmiller, Executive Director for the Kenton County Attorney at 859.491.0600.