posted on January 08, 2013 14:01
This February, the Town of Huntersville kicks off its third class of Huntersville 101. This program offers up to 20 residents a chance to learn first-hand about the Town of Huntersville, the services it provides and its governmental processes.
The 2013 class begins Wednesday, February 6th and will continue every Wednesday night through April 3rd. Participants will receive a detailed snapshot of the Town, its staff and departments, as well as 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 a program like this gives prospective applicants a head start on the learning curve that comes with such appointments.
In fact, participants from previous classes have applied for and successfully been appointed to such advisory boards as the Huntersville Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and Parks & Recreation 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. If needed, a selection process will be used to balance the class. There is no cost.
Classes start February 6th and will continue for the next eight (8) consecutive Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The last class will be April 3, 2013. A tour of the town is also included as part of the program. A graduation/recognition event will take place at the April 16th 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.
Those accepted to the class will be notified by Wednesday, January 25th at the latest.