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Take part in YOUR Government. Citizens' Academy starts March 14th
Take part in YOUR Government. Citizens' Academy starts March 14th

Gainesville, GA--  (City of Gainesville)  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 seven week session will begin Monday, March 14, 2011 with graduation on Monday, May 2, 2011.

According to City Manager Kip Padgett, this is not your typical classroom lecture. “We work really hard to make the classes interesting. When we’re teaching about the City’s finances we give everyone 100 pennies and ask them to divide them between all city departments. When you realize 50 pennies immediately go to Police and Fire it’s an eye opening experience. Each department has come up with a way to make learning about city government interesting. This year, we will take additional time to explain how the City is handling the financial shortfall,” Padgett said.
Applicants must be 21 years of age and a resident of the United States. The academy is free of charge. Registration ends March 1 and class size is limited. For more information contact Deb Gregson in the Communications and Tourism Office or call 770-531-6598.

Necessary Documents at http://www.gainesville.org/citizens-government-academy

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