City announces 10th Citizens’ Government Academy
The City of Griffin will hold its tenth annual Citizens’ Government Academy starting on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Citizens’ Government Academy was created to help interested citizens have a better understanding of the way in which their local government operates. To this end, participants meet with department managers to see firsthand where tax dollars are going. The 10-week course meets every Thursday evening from 6:30 pm until approximately 8:30 pm.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Applications must be submitted no later than the August 18, but space is limited. Application for the academy may be obtained at One Griffin Center, 100 South Hill Street in customer service, or by visiting the city’s website at www.cityofgriffin.com to download a form.
The goals of Citizens’ Government Academy are just as important today as they were when it started, according to Citizen Engagement Specialist Alvin Huff. “If you stop a stranger on the street and ask him about the federal government, he’ll have some knowledge about the constitution, branches of government, and different departments such as education and defense,” said Huff. “Chances are that the same individual isn’t as knowledgeable about how city hall works. We want to change that.”
City Manager Kenny Smith said that he is very pleased with the positive response he and other city staff members have received from participants of previous classes. “We routinely hear very positive comments from citizens who have completed the course. A universal comment we hear is that the participant did not realize how much is involved in the day-to-day operation of the city. We also hear many comments regarding the high level of training and education that our employees have achieved.”
For more information, individuals should contact Alvin Huff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-692-0450.
2014 CITIZENS’ GOVERNMENT ACADEMY
SEPTEMBER 4 – NOVEMBER 13
Home Phone: __________________________ Business Phone: __________________________
Place of Business and Title:_______________________________________________________
What question do you most want answered before completing this course?______________________________________________________________________________
Will you be able to attend at least eight (8) of the ten (10) classes? Yes / No
How did you hear about the Citizens’ Government Academy?
Griffin Daily News ____ WKEU News Radio ____
www.cityofgriffin.com ____ Other ________________
Are you a City of Griffin resident? Yes / No
Do you own a business in the City of Griffin? Yes / No
Applicants for the Citizens’ Government Academy must be at least 21 years old.
Meetings will be held on Thursdays from 6:30PM until approximately 8:30PM.
Locations will vary.
Please return forms to:
One Griffin Center, Attn: Alvin Huff
P.O. Box T, Griffin, GA 30224
Complete applications include the registration form, consent form, and liability waiver. Space is limited.Completed applications should be returned no later than August 18th.