posted on December 04, 2015 04:09
This February, the Town of Huntersville kicks off its sixth class of Huntersville 101. This 9-week program offers residents and business owners a chance to learn first-hand about the Town of Huntersville, its departments and the services they provide to residents.
The 2016 class begins Wednesday, February 3rd and will continue every Wednesday through March 30th. Once again we’ll be offering daytime (10 a.m. to noon) and evening (6 to 8 p.m.) programs. Participants will receive a detailed snapshot of the Town, meet department directors and staff from departments, as well as learn more about major projects currently under way.
Huntersville has been one of the fastest growing communities in North Carolina over the past decade and many of Huntersville’s residents have moved here from other parts of the country. In fact, Forbes Magazine identified the Town of Huntersville ranked second in their 2009 look at America’s Best Places to Move. Because services the Town provides and levels of service are likely different than where many of our residents moved from, this program offers a unique opportunity for the Town to engage local residents already interested in the Town about the services and programs provided and where the lines between town and county services exist.
The Town has regular openings for appointed boards and committees and this program gives prospective applicants a head start on the learning curve that comes with such appointments. In fact, many participants from previous 101 programs have applied for and successfully been appointed to such advisory boards as the Huntersville Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, Parks & Recreation Commission and the Greenway Trail and Bikeway Commission.
Participants are also encouraged to share the knowledge they receive from the program with their neighbors and businesses.
Huntersville 101 is open to Huntersville residents and space is limited to 20 participants in each class. If needed, a selection process will be used to balance the class. There is no cost.
Classes start February 3rd and will continue for the next eight (8) consecutive Wednesdays, with morning session from 10:00 a.m. to noon and evening sessions from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The last classes will be Wednesday, March 30, 2016. A meet and greet with the Mayor and Commissioners is tentatively scheduled for a pre-meeting of the April 4th Board of Commissioners meeting.
Participants must be able to commit to this schedule to be considered for the class.
If you are interested in attending, please download an application
and submit it to Bobby Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail at: PO Box 664, Huntersville, NC 28070.