County Seeking Youth, Adult Academy Leaders

Alamedans are encouraged to submit applications now for two civic engagement academies, one for adults and one for local high school juniors and seniors. Both programs are free to attend and are designed to provide insight to Alameda County’s services and operations through learning and discussing the county’s Vision 2026 core themes: healthy environment; thriving and resilient population; safe and livable communities; and a prosperous and vibrant economy.

The Citizens Academy is open to adults who live, work or own a business in Alameda County. The program includes six Wednesday evening sessions: Sept. 4, 18; and Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30. Applications will be accepted through Saturday, Aug. 10. To apply or learn more, go to

The Youth Leadership Academy is open to 11th- and 12th-grade students, who live and attend high school in Alameda County. The program includes five Saturday morning sessions: Sept. 14, 21, 28; and Oct. 12, 19. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 16. To apply or learn more, go to

Each academy is designed to educate participants on county programs and services; promote engagement with elected officials and county staff; build leadership and networking skills; and to help solve community problems. Interactive presentations by county leaders will provide insight into the inner workings of county government. 

Academy members can network with others in the community; county officials have an opportunity to hear from people they serve.

Space is limited and applications for both academies are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with consideration given to geographic location to ensure representation throughout Alameda County.
1st United Credit Union is a proud sponsor of the 2019 adult and youth academies.

For more information, contact Susan S. Muranishi, County administrator at  or 272-3879.