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Citizens Academy Application

The Citizens Academy logo - The St. MAry's County seal, surrounded by a laurel wreath and with a graduation cap on top.

St. Mary's County Government's (SMCG) Citizens Academy provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about county government programs and services. The academy includes 8 weeks of classes over a 10 week period. Week 7 offers optional attendance (in-person or virtual) to the Commissioner's quarterly public forum.

The 2023 session will be held from September 5 – November 7, on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. There will be no class/session on Tuesday, October 31. Participants are required to attend at minimum 7 of the 8 required class sessions.

Thank you for your interest in Citizen’s Academy. The 2023 session has been filled and registration is now closed. Please provide your email address if you would like to be added to the wait list or contacted about the next session.