Ever wonder how government works and what goes on behind the scenes in the various departments that provide services to you and your neighbors?
Pinellas Citizen University (PCU) unravels the mystery. Similar to other leadership classes, PCU brings you face-to-face with county administrators and decision-makers. During this remarkable 12-week, 13-session course, you'll go behind the scenes at many Pinellas County operations and talk to the experts as you explore a wide range of county functions. You'll meet and talk with the County Administrator, County Commissioners, the Pinellas County Sheriff, Public Defender, State Attorney and other elected county leaders. Through exciting field trips and decision-making exercises, you'll learn first hand how Pinellas County provides services to nearly one million county residents.
The big one's headed this way! How would you evacuate Pinellas County citizens in the face of an approaching hurricane?
New this session is a tour of the Pinellas County Jail and a Saturday picnic lunch at Pinewood Cultural Park.
Class enrollment is limited to the first 25 students (18-years-old and up). Classes meet Thursday nights, usually from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Saturday picnic lunch at Pinewood Cultural Park.
Tuition for PCU is $30, which includes a class shirt, all course materials, gradation ceremony, picnic lunch and diploma.
Enrollment applications are available at the County Courthouse Information Desk, online at www.pinellascounty.org or by calling 464-4600.
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