JC101 Program

JC101 has been designed for the benefit of all citizens to develop citizen awareness and understanding of the government’s role in the community. The objective is to provide residents with the information and background necessary to address issues and work together for the enhancement of our community.

The program consists of 24 hours of government information to include presentations, demonstrations, tours, and question-and-answer periods. Each class will meet at the Municipal and Safety Building at 5:30 p.m. for eight consecutive Tuesdays. City vans will take participants to various locations throughout the city and should return to City Hall by 8:30 p.m. Certificates of completion are presented at the first regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Commissioners following the last class date.

Citizens applying for JC101 should be 21 years of age or older; have no police record other than minor traffic violations; commit to attendance of most classes; and sign all required waivers and agreement forms. Participants agree that a background check may be conducted to verify all information given in their application. Classes are limited to 20 participants per session. Participants are asked to be on time, as it is necessary to start promptly in order to cover all the scheduled material. Dress is casual, and comfortable footwear is recommended.

Applications may be picked up at the Municipal & Safety Building at 601 E. Main Street, then faxed to (423)434-6085 or mailed to Community Relations Department, City of Johnson City, 601 E. Main St., Johnson City, TN 37601. You may also submit an online application here. Participants will be notified by e-mail and/or phone call. Please contact Community Relations at comrel@johnsoncitytn.org or (423)434-6021 for more information.