Kinston 101 Spring 2022 Applications are open!
All are encouraged to apply to join our next Kinston 101 cohort starting February 10th. Interested applicants can go to www.tinyurl.com/Kinston101apply, call 252-939-3271, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit City Hall for a paper application.
Applications are due by January 21st!
What is Kinston 101?
Kinston 101 is a 10 week program that shares information with citizens about city operations while increasing their capacity to participate in local government.
Each week, participants learn about a new city department from its Director. Participants visit city parks, create a mock city budget, tour the wastewater treatment plant, and more! Kinston 101 is for any resident interested in how the city works and how public decisions are made!
Kinston 101 aims to:
- Inform citizens about city operations and opportunities for engagement
- Invest in a body of citizens interested in future public service
- Identify further opportunities for transparency and effective communication by city departments
- Build relationships between citizens and public servants
Learn from citizens in Kinston 101
Citizen Input Survey
To make Kinston 101 as interesting and accessible as possible, we need feedback. What do you want to know about city government? How would you want Kinston 101 to work? Share your thoughts here to help shape the program!
Kinston 101 is held either Thursday evenings from 530-8pm or Saturday morning from 9am-12pm, depending on the activity planned. To participate, you must:
Attend the first session
Attend 8 of 10 sessions
Attend a city council meeting during the course of the program
*Preference will be given to residents of Kinston or the ETJ (extra-territorial jurisdiction), but anyone may apply!
|1||Intro to City Government||Th. Feb 10th||530-8pm||City Hall|
|2||City Operations: Finance, HR, and MIS||Th, Feb 17th||530-8pm||City Hall|
|3||Police||Th. Feb 24th||530-8pm||Police Department|
|4||Public Services I||Th. March 3rd||530-8pm||City Hall|
|5||Public Services II||Sat. March 12th||9am-12pm||Tour of Wastewater Treatment Plant|
|6||Downtown Kinston Revitalization||Th. March 24th||530-8pm||TBD|
|7||Planning, Inspections, and Code Enforcement||Th. March 31st||530-8pm||City Hall|
|8||Parks and Recreation||Sat. April 9th||9am-12pm||Kinston Community Center|
|Two Weeks Off!|
|9||Fire & Rescue||Th. April 28th||530-8pm||Fire Station 1|
|10||The Budget||Th. May 5th||5-8pm||TBD|