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Item # 1.
Graduation for the 2021 Oro Valley Community Academy
Presentation of graduates from the 2021 Oro Valley Community Academy
The purpose of this presentation is to recognize the graduates of the Oro Valley's Community Academy- 2021 class. The Community Academy provides an opportunity to learn more about the Town and serves to inform, educate and encourage residents to be active participants in their community.
Seven classes delivered by several Town staff members or community volunteers covered a variety of topics, including:
Oro Valley's form of government, department structure and an overview of Town finances
The history of Oro Valley
Town growth trends and annexations
Roadway improvements and future planning
Parks and Recreation amenities and integrated strategy for the future
Current and future water capacity, including the drought contingency plan
Zoning and public participation in the development review process
In addition to the topics listed above, participants representing various boards and commissions informed others about their respective roles and responsibilities and encouraged those interested to apply for vacancies or stay engaged in the community by attending public meetings.
This was the 23
annual Community Academy yet the first session to be provided online.
The online platform maintained the high level of engagement expected with Community Academy. It also
higher retention rate than in-person classes with 94% of participants graduating.
This year, 35 residents attended Community Academy, of which, 33 graduated. The majority of the graduates attended all seven classes. The members of the 2021 graduating class are included in
ATTACHMENT 1 - LIST OF 2021 GRADUATES
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