St. Mary’s County Government Opens Registration for the 2023 Citizens Academy

StMary’s County Government is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2023 session of Citizens Academy! A free program that offers an inside look at County Government Operations

Citizens Academy provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about county government programs and services. The academy will meet on Tuesday evenings, between September 5 and November 7, 2023, from 6 to 9 p.m., at various county locations.

“At StMary’s County Government, we strive for transparency and community engagement in everything we do,” said David Weiskopf, County Administrator. “This program gives our residents a chance to learn more about our county government programs and services and how to get involved. The academy class fills every year, so don’t hesitate to register!”

Citizens Academy is open to StMary’s County residents 18 years of age and older and limited to 25 participants. This program is free, but advance registration is required to participate; the deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2023.

To register or for more information, including the full list of 2023 session topics, dates, and locations, please visit

Topics covered in Citizens Academy include County Administration, Economic Development, Recreation & Parks, Land Use & Growth Management, Public Works & Transportation, Emergency Services, as well as information from our partners at the StMary’s County Sheriff’s Office, StMary’s County Health Department, StMary’s County Library, the Department of Social Services, and the StMary’s County Metropolitan Commission.

For more information, please contact the Public Information Office at (301) 475-4200, ext. 1340.