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.