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
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 7 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|
|Two Weeks Off!|
|5||Planning, Inspections, and Code Enforcement||Th. March 31st||530-8pm||City Hall|
|6||Public Services II - The Tour||Sat. April 2nd||9am-12pm||Tour of Wastewater Treatment Plant|
|7||Parks and Recreation||Sat. April 9th||9am-12pm||Kinston Community Center|
|8||Downtown Kinston Revitalization||Th. April 14th||530-8pm||City Hall|
|9||Fire & Rescue||Th. April 28th||530-8pm||Fire Station 1|
|10||The Budget||Th. May 5th||5-8pm||City Hall|