Orange County Experience Graduates Sixth Class
The Orange County Experience, a 12-week educational program about Orange County Government, graduated its sixth class on Nov. 13 at the Orange County Administration Building.
Orange County Experience Program Manager and Office for a Drug Free Community Director Carol Burkett provided welcome remarks and congratulated the new Orange County Experience graduates.
The program, which kicked off this year in August, provides citizens and community leaders the opportunity to learn more about Orange County Government and the vital services the County provides to the region.
“I’m always so impressed by the commitment of our Orange County Experience participants as they learn about Orange County’s many departments and divisions,” Mayor Jacobs said. “From our deeply committed first responders, to our planning and environmental experts, or those caring for abandoned or lost pets, Orange County is home to some of the most devoted public servants we’ll ever meet.”
This year’s graduating class consisted of more than 20 citizens who received a behind the scenes look at the internal operations of Orange County Government, from technology and infrastructure to neighborhoods and health and family services. Orange County staff provided more than 30 hours of presentations and facility tours, including the Medical Examiner’s Office, Animal Services, Fire Rescue and Parks and Recreation.
Graduates of the program often go on to serve on the County’s citizen advisory boards and continue their service through other volunteer opportunities. Participants gained valuable insight into the important work Orange County employees perform daily.
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