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F16A11 Your Public Servans Speak Out!

This is a great opportunity to hear from various city and county representatives about the services they provide to you, the taxpayer.

Sept. 16: The Harrisonburg Police Department and the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office provide police services to the City of Harrisonburg and the incorporated towns of Bridgewater, Broadway, Dayton, Elkton, Grottoes, Mt. Crawford, and Timberville. You will hear about geographic policing, restorative justice, and gang and drug activity in the area.

Monday, Sept. 19, Public Safety Building: Emergency Communications/9-1-1 is the critical link between a citizen reporting an emergency and public safety responders. You will learn how technology and humans seamlessly interact to create an efficient and effective emergency response "system of systems" to save lives and protect property. The Harrisonburg Fire Department serves members of the public by protecting them from loss of life and damage to property through fire prevention and fire suppression activities. There will be a short presentation on the organization and operations of the department and then a tour of the Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum, which features a rich display of historic fire memorabilia such as uniforms, medals, equipment, old fire alarms, and photographs. We will meet at the Public Safety Building, 5th floor, 101 North Main Street.

Sept. 30: Marsha Garst, Commonwealth's Attorney for Rockingham County and the city of Harrisonburg, was first elected to the position in 1999. The Commonwealth's Attorney's office is responsible for the prosecution of crimes in the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. In addition the office represents the Commonwealth on numerous civil issues, ranging from civil forfeiture to license restoration. It also advises law enforcement on legal issues twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Chaz W. Haywood has served as the Clerk of Court since being sworn into office in 2008. The Rockingham County Circuit Court Clerk's Office serves both Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg. The Clerk's Office is responsible for filing of all civil suits and criminal actions, recording real estate records, probating wills, and more.

Oct. 7: Peirce Macgill, Assistant Director of Economic Development, will provide an update on economic activity in Harrisonburg and the business assistance programs offered by local and state government. Kurt Hodgen was named City Manager in July of 2007 after serving as Assistant Manager for six years. The city manager attends to the administrative needs of the City of Harrisonburg.

Oct. 14: Harsit Patel from the Department of Public Works discusses single stream recycling. David Wigginton from the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department will discuss the comprehensive master plan for parks and recreation, accomplishments over the years, and current facilities and activities of which you may not be aware.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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