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Citizens' Government Academy 2014

Registration is underway for the 13th session of the award winning Citizens’ Government Academy. Come and find out why Gainesville has been recognized as a City of Excellence, A Georgia Trendsetter City, A City of Ethics and one of the lowest tax towns in the nation.

Sponsored by the City of Gainesville, the nine week session will begin Tuesday, March 11 with graduation on Tuesday, May 13. Classes will be held from 6pm-9pm at various city facilities. According to City Manager Kip Padgett, this is not your typical classroom lecture.  “Having taught the Citizens’ Academy to more than 300 residents in the past 12 years we have received tremendous feedback on what the community wants to know about local government. We want the classes to be interesting and give the students one-on-one time, from the shooting range at the Police Department, to the Driving Range at the Golf Course,” Padgett said.

Applicants must be 21 years of age and a resident of the United States. Registration forms are available on the City website at www.gainesville.org, or by calling 770-531-6598.  The academy is free of charge. Registration ends February 28 and class size is limited.