Two community-based organizations in Chatham County sponsor extensive educational programs that offer residents opportunities to learn more about the county and its local governments.

  • CITIZENS’ COLLEGE - This program is offered by Chatham County through Central Carolina Community College's Continuing Education Program. The program is offered in the fall over seven weeks on Thursday evenings. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for a diverse group of citizens across Chatham County to learn about their own town and countywide governments. The registration fee is $25 per person.  For more information, email

  • LEADERSHIP CHATHAM: Sponsored by the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, this is an annual program consisting of a series of full-day sessions offered once a month over a nine-month period. Graduation and the presentation of the Leadership Chatham group project occurs in the 10th month. Each monthly session takes participants on a tour allowing participants to discover more about Chatham County’s government, economic development, tourism, safety, agriculture and other aspects that make up our community. The purpose is to develop informed, skilled and involved community leaders. The tuition fee includes lunch on session days, transportation, materials and graduation.  For more information and an application, click here.
  • The NC Association of County Commissioners has produced a video (less than 5 minutes long) to provide on overview of county government in North Carolina with links to additional information. Click here to view the video.

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