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Community Academy

The Town of Oro Valley Community Academy offers an opportunity to learn about local governance and is free for all community members. The 2018 Community Academy has now ended. Congratulations to our graduates! Please see below for the topics and class presentations. The 2019 Fall Community Academy will be announced at a future date.

Date Class Title Class Description Class Presentations (posted after each class)
 10/9/18 Welcome! An overview of Town governance and finances Welcome! This course includes information about the Town’s structure and form of government, roles and responsibilities of Town departments, and an overview of Town finances. Presentation
 10/11/18 OV Prosperity and Economic Opportunities This course includes a panel of local and regional economic development experts to answer your questions about the Town’s and regional efforts to attract new employers and stimulate job opportunities in Oro Valley. Presentation
 10/16/18 Water: Present and Future Have you ever wondered what the Town’s water supply is now and for the future? Where water comes from in Oro Valley and how it gets to your home? In this hands-on session, participants head out to the field to see different types of water infrastructure and how water is routed through the Town. Presentation
 10/18/18 Rezoning and Development Review This course provides a better understanding of the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan, the Town’s zoning districts and the process for changing the use of a property. The course includes an interactive presentation reviewing a current rezoning request and the items evaluated during the development review process. Presentation
 10/23/18 OV Main Streets:  Placemaking Through Public Art OV Main Streets is a Town-led long range planning project to create areas for gathering, dining and shopping that serve as a Town center. Creative placemaking uses arts and culture to create unique destinations. Join Town staff and Southern Arizona Arts Cultural Alliance (SAACA) to discuss turning Lambert Lane and La Cañada Drive Main Street into a fun, vibrant place through public art! Presentation
 10/25/18 Involvement in Oro Valley This course will provide participants with a better understanding of the many opportunities to get involved in the Town. A panel of past and current board and commission members will be available to answer your questions.


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 11/7/18 (Wednesday) Wrap Up and Graduation Thank you! Join staff to briefly summarize the Community Academy and evaluate the course. This session will end with a special presentation of certificates during the Town Council meeting.