The Social Circle Citizen’s Academy was created to give the residents and corporate citizens of Social Circle a chance to see, understand and interact with all aspects of your local government. Participants will learn about the structure of local government and how it relates to the State and Federal government. Elected officials, appointed advisory boards, and City staff will provide insight into the resources and programs offered by the City of Social Circle.

Participants will have the opportunity to delve into City finances, regulations, and the public processes associated with City government functions. Specifically, sessions will cover the structure of the City, the Comprehensive Plan and Codes and Ordinances, Municipal Court, Boards and Commissions, Public Works and Utilities, Finance Budget and Taxation, Public Safety and Transit, and Zoning, Permits and Code Enforcement. Classes will be a combination of lectures, tours, and interactive activities.

Participants in this program will meet from 6 pm to 8 pm at City Hall one day per month beginning in September through April, for eight (8) sessions. A mock Council meeting on a topic chosen by the class will be held on the last session.  A graduation ceremony will be held after the completion of the program at the regular May meeting of Mayor and Council.

Participation in the program is free. Applicants are required to be eighteen (18) years of age and must provide their own transportation to and from training. Acceptance into the program is subject to review of the applicant’s background, including a criminal history inquiry.  A maximum of 10 applicants will be accepted into the program.

For more information please call Adele Schirmer at 770-464-6901 or e-mail at aschirmer@socialcirclega.com.

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