News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County regretfully announce the postponement of the 2020 Citizens Academy due to COVID-19 precautions. The annual Academy, originally scheduled to begin Sept. 8, 2020, is a seven-week series of Tuesday night sessions in which St. Mary’s County residents get an up-close look at county government operations by visiting multiple departments and participating in hands-on activities and seminars. Academy graduates receive a certificate upon completion.

“The Citizens Academy has allowed our citizens to become more engaged with county government and vice versa,” said County Administrator Dr. Rebecca Bridgett. “The Academy’s responsibility has always been to educate and inform citizens about County Government programs and services, and, unfortunately, we’ve decided to postpone the 2020 sessions. The health and safety of our residents and staff is the top priority, so we have decided to suspend the 2020 Academy.”