County Government Academy Overview

The goal of the Alamance County Government Academy is to raise awareness about the responsibilities of county government and its vital role in the community. Participants will have a better understanding of the services and programs that county government provides to the residents.

Participants must be residents of Alamance County and are expected to attend every session. Members serving on board-appointed advisory boards/committees are encouraged to sign-up. Class size is limited, and the academy slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The academy meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:30pm* for 10 weeks. The sessions are held at various county departments that includes tours of the facilities like 911 Communications, Emergency Medical Services, Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport, and the County Landfill.

* Please note, the classes that visit the airport and landfill are held from 3-5:00pm and NOT 6-8:30pm

List of Participating Departments & Tours:

  • Board of Elections
  • 911 Central Communications
  • County Commissioners
  • County Management
  • Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Social Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Environmental Health
  • Fire Marshal
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Inspections
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Planning
  • Public Health
  • Register of Deeds
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Tax Administration

The next County Government Academy Session will begin on September 5, 2023! Sign-ups open August 1, 2023 and continue through August 25, 2023.
Please contact Tory Frink at or 336-228-1312 with any questions.