Kinston 101: At Your Own Pace
Kinston 101 is a 9 session program that shares information with citizens about the city operations while increasing their capacity to participate in local government. Kinston 101 fulfills our goal to "continuously engage the citizenry to solicit feedback, generate ideas, and garner support for projects, policies, and improvements to Kinston’s quality of life" (Plan Kinston, 2015).
In the spring of 2020, our first cohort of Kinston 101 finished the program virtually due to COVID-19. That experience inspired us to create an online, self-guided version of Kinston 101 that shares much of the information from the formal program. However, this self-guided tour of city departments does not include the personal conversations with staff, our tours (City Hall, Kinston Community Center, Fire Station 1, Police Department, Johnnie Mosley Water Reclamation Facility, and more!), and interaction with other like-minded citizens. If you are interested in being part of Kinston 101, please check our "Kinston 101" webpage to see when the next cohort application will open!
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
|1. Introduction to City Government||5. Pride of Kinston|
|2. The Hub: Finance, Human Resources, and Management Information Services||6. Parks and Recreation|
|3. Public Services I - The Divisions||7. Police|
|4. Planning, Inspections, and Code Enforcement||8. Fire and Rescue|
|Break!||9. The Budget|
Each session includes a video sharing information about the City Department, and a section of "Session Materials" with additional information referenced in the video. Take these sessions at your own pace, and take breaks when you need it! You can complete these sessions in any order, and when you're finished, feel free to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-939-3271 for personal congratulations!
Thank you for your interest in the operations of the City--enjoy!
Video Coming Soon!
The Johnnie Mosley Wastewater Treatment Facility is a fully automated treatment facility for the 21st century. Its non-chemical processes collect wastewater from the City, and remove nutrients that cause oxygen depletion to release clean water back to the Neuse River. Our Wastewater Treatment Plant is a lesson in the constant innovation and high level of professionalism of our Public Services Department. We'll have a video describing the plant's processes in a tour coming soon!
You've completed the Kinston 101: Self-Guided sessions! If you want to learn even more about the City from the Department Heads themselves, join us for our next in-person cohort of Kinston 101--look on our Kinston 101 page to see when the next application opens!