Have you wondered how your county tax dollars are spent? Do you know what services Deschutes County provides to you? For the third year, community members have an opportunity to enroll in Deschutes County College, a free and fun program aimed at educating the community about County government.
Deschutes County is committed to engaging the community in their county government and is providing citizens with an in-depth way to connect with the people and services of the County.
Deschutes County College will be held Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. for nine weeks-from September 11 through November 6. Dinner is provided to participants. Each session will provide citizens with interactive programs and information about County services and the impact they have on their daily lives. Participants must attend at least six or more sessions to graduate the program.
Sessions will include topics such as:
1. Property assessment and taxation
2. The Deschutes County budget
3. Public safety
4. County governance and the policy making process
5. Health services
6. Road maintenance and solid waste
7. Community development and land use planning
8. Records and elections
County College is a FREE program. Space is limited, an application and background check are required. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 31.
Receive an application by contacting the Deschutes County Administration offices at (541) 330-4640, by sending email to email@example.com