Spots remain for residents interested in taking part in Columbia Association’s (CA) new citizens academy, Excite Columbia, through which they can learn more about how CA operates and serves the community.
The free five-week program will be held on Wednesdays in October, beginning on Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at CA Headquarters at 10221 Wincopin Circle. The academy will conclude on Oct. 30.
Those interested in learning more about what CA does will find out about topics such as what CA’s different departments are in charge of; how CA’s annual charge is calculated and used each year; how the CA Board of Directors runs its meetings; Columbia’s open space; CA’s sports, fitness and health offerings; and its focuses on responsible watershed and energy management.
“Excite Columbia is an interactive program that aims to inform residents about how Columbia Association operates. The program provides residents with an opportunity to learn how CA serves them and is a great way for future community leaders to get involved,” said Celeste Olinger, CA’s director of Communications and Community Engagement.
“Residents are critical to planning for the future of a community. Education is a tool to generate empowered community leaders, and it is our hope that these sessions will be a catalyst to build cooperative partnerships between our residents and Columbia Association,” said CA President Phil Nelson.
Excite Columbia is open to anyone 18 or older interested in learning more about CA. Registration for the program is required to reserve a seat. Classes are limited to 25 participants and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about Excite Columbia, call Erin McPhail at 410-423-1891 or to register online, visit ExciteColumbia2013.Eventbrite.com.
About Columbia Association
Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit service corporation that manages Columbia, MD, a master planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at ColumbiaAssociation.org.