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This February, the Town of Huntersville kicks off its fourth class of Huntersville 101. Interest in Huntersville 101 continues to grow and this year, we’re offering day and evening sessions of the program. Each class will offer up to 20 residents a chance to learn first-hand about the Town of Huntersville, the services it provides and its governmental processes.

The 2014 class begins Thursday, February 6th and will continue every Thursday through April 3rd. The morning sessions will be from 10 a.m. to Noon and the evening sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 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 Huntersville 101 gives prospective applicants a head start on the learning curve that comes with such appointments. Previous Huntersville 101 have applied for and successfully been appointed to: the Huntersville Planning Board; Board of Adjustment; Parks & Recreation Commission; Greenway, Trail and Bikeway Commission and the Community of Huntersville Education Collaborative (CHEC).

Participants are also encouraged to share the knowledge they receive from the program with their neighbors and businesses.

Program Details
Huntersville 101 is open to Huntersville residents and space is limited to 20 participants in the morning class and evening class. 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 Thursdays. Participants in the morning program will attend sessions from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and evening program participants will attend class from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The last class will be April 3, 2014. Those who complete Huntersville 101 will attend a pre-meeting Q & A with the Mayor and Board of Commissioners and be recognized at the April 7th Board 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 bwilliams@huntersville.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.
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