Citizens' Government Academy 2013
According to City Manager Kip Padgett, this is not your typical classroom lecture. “We work really hard to make the classes interesting. When we’re teaching about the City’s finances we give everyone 100 pennies and ask them to divide them between all city departments. When you realize 50 pennies immediately go to Police and Fire it’s an eye opening experience. Each department has come up with a way to make learning about city government interesting,” Padgett said.
Applicants must be 21 years of age and a resident of the United States. The academy is free of charge. Registration ends Friday, February 22 and class size is limited. For more information contact Dorothy Moulder in the Communications and Tourism Office or call