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Registration Now Open for Fulton County Citizens' University | Print |

Registration is underway for Fulton County’s Citizens University 2011.  This program, in its eighth year, offers residents the opportunity to try their hand as government finance managers, tax commissioners, police officers and other officials.  The registration deadline is March 15.

When classes begin on April 7, Fulton County Citizens’ University participants will get a first-hand look at how government operates and how decisions are made.

The 12-week program offers interactive “real world” classes that acquaint participants with the inner workings of Fulton County government.  Students receive the opportunity to set a budget, tour County facilities, go behind the scenes with police officers, and experience the challenges encountered by firefighters as they save lives.  They will also meet with County department directors to learn how various departments serve citizens. 

The once-a-week classes last for two-and-one-half-hours and are taught by representatives from various County departments.  The program ends on Thursday, June 23, 2011 with a graduation ceremony.

Citizens’ University began in April 2004 as a means of helping citizens understand County government operations in areas such as taxes, spending and finance, police and fire training and community zoning policies.

Registration includes a $40 program fee that covers operating costs, course materials and a class shirt.  The class is open to 25 participants, with priority given to Fulton County residents.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list for the 2012 program.

For more information, call 404-612-8308 or 404-612-8300 or visit http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fccomm-citizens-university




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