Citizen Academy scheduled for June 13


(Ruckersville, VA – June 10, 2024)  With assistance from the Ruckersville Advisory Committee (, the Greene County Department of Planning and Zoning will host the third Citizen Academy on June 13, 2024, at the Greene County Administration Building, 40 Celt Road, Stanardsville, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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The Citizen Academy was constructed based on a recommendation of the Ruckersville Area Plan to engage residents and businesses to learn more about our local government, local zoning, and leadership functions.

The Citizen Academy is a free program for residents interested in learning more about local government. It provides an interactive experience for participants and covers various local government functions, such as fire and rescue, libraries, animal care, public works, and more. 

The June 13 topic covers the functions of the Economic Development and Tourism Department (ED&T).  Participants will be given an overview of Greene’s ED&T operation.

Jim Frydl, Director of Planning, stated, “County Staff is extremely excited to host the Citizen Academy with the assistance of the Ruckersville Advisory Committee. The citizens have expressed great interest in learning their local county departments' scope, authority, and limitations of their local county departments to understand upcoming issues and volunteer opportunities.”

Additional course topics throughout 2024 include Parks and Recreation and Education.  Sessions will be held in the board meeting room and recorded for later viewing. More information will come on each session's dates.

For updates or more information on the Citizen Academy, please visit the Greene County Planning and Zoning website at

County of Greene

Greene County VirginiaGreene County is a county in central Virginia in the eastern United States. Greene County was established in 1838. Its county seat is Stanardsville.

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