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Oro Valley Community Academy: Why You Should Attend

The Oro Valley Community Academy is a free, informative, and award-winning series that offers citizens the opportunity to learn more about local government and help shape Oro Valley’s future. The program has been running for over 25 years. It has helped thousands of residents better understand their community and how they can get involved.

The Community Academy covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Town government structure and function
  • Budgeting and financial planning
  • Public Safety
  • Parks and recreation
  • Economic development
  • Planning and land use
  • Environmental protection
  • History of Oro Valley

Experts lead each session in their field and feature interactive activities and discussions. Participants can learn from Town staff, elected officials, and other community leaders and share their ideas and perspectives.

The Community Academy is a valuable resource for all Oro Valley residents, regardless of their level of civic engagement or knowledge of local government. It is a great way to learn more about how your town works, to meet other community members, and to make your voice heard.

Here are some specific reasons why you should attend the Oro Valley Community Academy:

  • To learn more about your local government. The Community Academy provides a comprehensive overview of the structure and functions of Oro Valley’s government. You’ll learn about the different departments and agencies, how they work together, and how they make decisions that affect your community.
  • Meet your elected officials and town staff. The Community Academy is an excellent opportunity to meet the people who represent you in government and to ask them questions about the issues that matter to you. You’ll also have the chance to learn more about the town staff’s work to keep Oro Valley running smoothly.
  • To get involved in your community. The Community Academy is a great way to learn about the different ways that you can get involved in your community. You’ll learn about volunteer opportunities, attending public meetings, and contacting your elected officials.
  • To make a difference. The Oro Valley Community Academy is designed to help citizens have a greater say in the future of their town. By attending the Academy, you can learn about the issues facing Oro Valley and help develop solutions.

If you are interested in learning more about your community and getting involved in shaping its future, ILoveOV encourages you to attend the Oro Valley Community Academy. It is a valuable experience for all Oro Valley residents.

Here are some additional benefits of attending the Oro Valley Community Academy:

  • Network with other community members. The Community Academy is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with other Oro Valley residents interested in civic engagement. You can build relationships with other residents who share your values and interests and work together to make Oro Valley a better place to live.
  • Make a difference in your community. The Community Academy is not just a lecture series. It is an opportunity for participants to share their ideas and perspectives and help shape Oro Valley’s future. Your feedback and input can make a real difference in the decisions made by the Town Council and other town leaders.

Please consider attending the Oro Valley Community Academy. It is a valuable experience that can help you to become a more informed and engaged citizen.

Current Classes October 2023:

Welcome and Overview of Town Governance

2026 General Plan – Importance of Community Involvement 
General Plan

Housing and Development Trends

Zoning 101 and Development Reviews

Town Finances and Economic Development

Public Safety and Parks and Recreation

Town Water Resource Planning

Commentary ILoveOC:
Our publisher has attended sessions.  The facilitators are organized, and manage the program and audience effectively.   Each program has been informative, the speakers have been very well informed, and good communicators.  I highly recommend the program to all OV residents or those interest in the Town of OV.

 

 

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