Government Academy Brochure


“Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the program. If you need any assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. This was a wonderful program, and I believe that it will continue to grow.”

Kris Immel

“As a graduate of Leadership Medina County, 2014, Class on Fire, this was a wonderful, yet different, enhancement of all Medina County has to offer those who are willing to participate. I look forward to keeping in touch, and helping any way I am able.” 

Leslie Miller
“Thank you, it [The 2017 Government Leadership Academy] was fun and rewarding.”
Larry Cray

What is Government Academy?

The Government Academy is a series of classes offered through the OSU Extension Medina County and Leadership Medina County for individuals interested in learning about the mechanics and philosophies that impact government action. Classes are taught by experts and faculty from The Ohio State University, local attorneys, elected officials and subject matter experts.


*CLE Pending

January 17, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Strategic Planning 101

February 21, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Agriculture, Agritainment, Agritourism, and Food Insecurity

March 21, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Public Meetings and Board Procedures

April 18, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dealing with Difficult People and Conflict Management

May 16, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Communications for the Public Official

August 15, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Crisis Management

September 19, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunshine Ethics

October 17, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Zoning, Taxes, and Lives for Public Officials

November 21, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Strategic Planning 102

December 19, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Constitution and Criminal Procedure


The University of Akron Medina
6300 Technology Lane
Medina, OH 44256


  • $50 per workshop
  • Select 5 -9 workshops and use coupon code Pick5 (case sensitive) to receive a 5% discount.
  • $450 for 10 workshops (10% discount)

What are the responsibilities of an elected official?

What is the difference between Sunshine Laws and Public Records?

What is Zoning?

What are Ethics?

What are Right to Farm Laws?

What is a Levy and how does it work?