Monday, August 16, 2010

Application Process Opens for Deschutes County College - Citizens encouraged to apply by August 20

Another great example of our Deschutes County government's effort to encourage citizen awareness and involvement. Nice! -hoc

Have you wondered how your county tax dollars are spent? Do you know what services Deschutes County provides to you? For the first time,
community members have an opportunity to enroll in Deschutes County College, a free and fun program aimed at educating the community about County government.

Deschutes County is committed to engaging the community in their county government and is providing citizens with an in-depth way to connect with the people and services of the County.

Deschutes County College will be held each Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks from September 14 through November 2. Each session will provide citizens with interactive programs and information about County services and the impact they have on their daily lives.

Participants must attend at least six or more sessions to graduate the program. People with little or no government experience are encouraged to attend. County College is a FREE program.

Sessions will include topics such as:
o Property assessment and taxation
o The Deschutes County's budget
o Public safety
o County governance & the policy making process
o Health services
o Road maintenance & solid waste
o Community development & land use planning
o Records & elections

Space is limited, an application and background check are required. Applications are due by Friday, August 20, 2010.

Get an application by contacting the Deschutes County Administration offices at (541) 330-4640, emailing or by visiting and clicking on "County College" on the home page under "Quick Links".


Anna M. Johnson
Public Communications Coordinator
(541) 330-4640 office
(541) 280-5263 cell
(541) 385-3202 fax
1300 NW Wall Street, Ste. 200
Bend, OR 97701

"Enhancing the lives of citizens by delivering quality services in a
cost-effective manner."

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