Register Now for the Citizens' Government Academy

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.