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Registration under way for Fulton County's Citizens University
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March 10, 2014 05:07 PM | 1361 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Registration is now under way for Fulton County’s Citizens University 2014. This program, in its 10th year, offers residents the opportunity to try their hand as government finance managers, tax commissioners, police officers and other officials.

For the past decade, the university has provided residents with a first-hand look at how their county government operates and how decisions are made. The 10th anniversary theme is “Empowering Citizens to Empower Communities.” The university began in April 2004 following legislation sponsored by Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards and adopted by the board of commissioners. It was designed to help citizens understand county government operations in areas such as taxes, spending and finance, police and fire training and community zoning policies.

Classes take place Thursday evenings, April 3 through June 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. During the final class session, students will participate in a graduation ceremony.

There is a $40 registration fee that helps offset expenses, course materials and a class shirt. The class is limited to 30 participants, with priority given to Fulton residents. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list for the 2015 program.

Information: (404) 612-8308, (404) 612-8300, email citizens.university@fultoncountyga.gov or visit www.fultoncountyga.gov/fccomm-citizens-university

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