Pictured with the board from left are Dorothy Hill, Stephen E. Cherry, Sr., Jamie Spaulding, William H. Wright, Helenmary Ball, Kathy G. Padgett (front center), Julian Ball, Mina Kim, Lillian J. Lopez, Eric B. Hiltpold and Sheebah Smith. Not pictured are Holly H. Budd, Niurka Y. Calcano, Thomas Conrow, Elizabeth Demulling, Thomas E. Forgette, Juanita Keehn, Tia Myers, Carrie Polk and Robert P. Stevens.

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners presented certificates of completion to the graduates of the second Calvert County Citizens Academy Tuesday, March 13. The academy offered 20 residents an in-depth look at how Calvert County Government works through an informative, fast-paced and free, nine-week program.

County department directors and employees shared their departments’ mission and provided unique insight into the day-to-day operations of Calvert County Government for three hours every Thursday evening between Jan. 11-March 8. Participants also got behind-the-scenes tours of the Calvert Marine Museum, the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center and the Calvert County Detention Center.

“It truly is an honor and a privilege to be able to offer this academy to our citizens,” said County Administrator Terry Shannon. “They were a wonderful class. This class was very passionate about learning and they asked great questions.”

“Thank you commissioners, and thanks to all the employees of Calvert County Government,” said participant Lilian Lopez during the graduation ceremony. “We have learned a lot and will share this information with other citizens of Calvert County.”

Information on Calvert County Government services can be found online at www.co.cal.md.us. Find Calvert County Government on Facebook.