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Get Certified as a County Supervisor

Have you heard about our Virginia Certified County Supervisors’ Program? The program, a collaboration between VACo, Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension, provides county supervisors an opportunity to enhance their capacity to effectively and efficiently lead their respective counties. Since its inception in 2005, nearly 60 County Board Supervisors have graduated from over 40 counties.

The program includes five, two-part classes. An opening class is followed by eight weeks of home study, and the course concludes with a closing program. Class location varies and is determined according to enrollee location. Participants can enroll for any opening course, and the program can usually be completed within two years with only 10 days in the classroom. Attendees will receive a binder for each class along with assigned textbooks.

Instructors are Dr. Michael Chandler, Virginia Tech and Dr. Martha Walker, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the courses include a number of guest instructors and practitioners with expertise in the area of study. Space is limited to 20 participants per class to ensure optimal learning.

Interested in the next course starting Friday, March 11 and ending Friday, April 22? Make sure to register now at “Making a Governance Difference: Purpose Driven Policy, Deliberation and Decision Making.” Both classes will be held in Albemarle.

To find out more about upcoming VACo Education be sure to check out the Events and Meeting page on our website to stay up to date. Contact Beau Blevins for more information on this or upcoming Supervisors Certification courses.

VACo Contact: Beau Blevins

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