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Kinston 101 is a 9 week educational program created to share information with citizens about the city’s inner workings and services, while increasing their capacity to participate in local government.
Sessions will include presentations from leaders in every major department as well as site visits to the police department, fire station, city parks, wastewater treatment plant, and more.
Kinston 101 in part fulfills the promise we made to ourselves in the 2015 Plan Kinston strategy to "continuously engage the citizenry to solicit feedback, generate ideas, and garner support for projects, policies, and improvements to Kinston’s quality of life."
Apply at the link in the title or at tinyurl.com/Kinston101apply to join us!
Citizen Input Survey
To make Kinston 101 as interesting and accessible as possible, we need citizen feedback. What do you want to know about city government? What day of the week could you attend? Would you prefer food? Share your thoughts here to help shape the program!
Kinston 101 aims to:
- Inform citizens about city operations and opportunities for engagement
- Invest in a body of citizens interested in future public service
- Identify further opportunities for transparency and effective communication by city departments
- Build relationships between citizens and public servants
Learn from citizens in Kinston 101
Attend the first session
Attend 8 of 9 sessions
Attend a city council meeting during the course of the program
*Preference will be given to residents to Kinston or the ETJ (extra-territorial jurisdiction)
|1||Intro to City Government||early February TBD||City Hall|
|3||City Operations: Finance, HR, and MIS||TBD||City Hall|
|4||Public Services I||TBD||TBD|
|5||Public Services II||TBD||Tour|
|6||Economic Development: Planning, Inspections, and Pride of Kinston||TBD||City Hall|
|7||Parks and Recreation||TBD||Tour|
|9||The Budget||Mid-April TBD||City Hall|