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August 10, 2010 > Alameda County announces Leadership Academy

Alameda County announces Leadership Academy

Submitted By Susan S. Muranishi, County Administrator

Alameda County has begun accepting applications for its 10th Leadership Academy. This free, six-session interactive forum is for people who live, work, or own a business in Alameda County. Through presentations from top County leaders and small group exercises, the Leadership Academy provides an excellent opportunity for the community to increase their knowledge of local government.

Participants learn about the wide range of services provided by Alameda County, the mission and strategic visioning initiative, and the budget development process. Participants are able to practice leadership and communication skills, such as public speaking, and participate in mock budget and other public policy exercises while acquiring knowledge on how to increase their civic involvement and networking with other community members. This is also a great opportunity for County officials to hear from residents.

The Academy begins October 6, 2010 and continues through March 2, 2011.

Sessions will be held the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at facilities throughout the County on October 6, November 3, December 1, 2010 and January 5, February 2, and March 2, 2011. To graduate from the Academy, participants are required to attend at least five of the six sessions.

Space is limited. Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis and will represent the County's various geographic areas.

Interested applicants can obtain additional information and apply online at www.acgov.org/adultleadership or by contacting the County Administrator's Office at (510) 272-6510. The application deadline is August 27, 2010.

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