Citizens Government Academy

Citizens Government Academy


“One of the Mayor and Commission’s strategic
commitments is Informed & Engaged Citizens, and I think the students that come through
this program end up coming out on the other end more engaged, more informed, and having a much broader understanding of
how local government works.” “We’re talking about departments from Finance
and Fire and Solid Waste and Leisure Services. The directors and the staff provide sort of the insight and details specific to what they do on a
day-to-day basis.” “Any resident that’s here in
Clarke County can apply. There are limited slots available, so the
demand is pretty high, but it’s certainly open to anyone that’s interested that is a
resident of Athens-Clarke County. They can apply and possibly go through the program.” “You will be very unfortunate if you don’t have a chance to do this government academy before you die. I’m not kidding you. I’m learning. I’m a good learner, you know. My horizon kind of widened so definitely from before. So, if you can grab it man, go for it. It’s your chance to be a better American citizen. Do it. Please.”

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