Have a question about local government? Wonder where your tax dollars go? Then Civics 101 is for you!

Civics 101 is a free, nine-week program that provides participants with an in-depth look at County programs, services and finances. Participants are exposed to the workings of County government, primarily via presentations by department heads.

Specific dates for 2017 will appear in this space when finalized, but typically the program is offered from mid-September through mid-November, on Wednesday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There are also one or two Saturday morning sessions. Light snacks are provided before each evening meeting.

Civics 101 is also an opportunity for us to learn from you. What are your priorities for improving the quality of life for all on the Peninsula? What do you care about? What are your ideas? We want to know. We will also encourage graduates to serve on one of the County's many boards and commissions, where volunteers like you work to improve our community. 

Please find the 2017 application below. You may submit using the instructions provided on the application, and you will receive a confirmation of receipt. Candidates will be notified by mid-August of their status.

Questions? Contact Eric Forgaard at eforgaard@smcgov.org or 650-363-4657.