"A Dose of Douglasville" Citizens Academy

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Dose of Douglasville - A Citizens AcademyA Dose of Douglasville is a 9-week program to acquaint residents of Douglasville with the structure of the City government and services provided. The Academy provides residents with information, resources, and tools to become knowledgeable community members and effective neighborhood leaders. City staff will conduct interactive sessions with expertise in their respective departments.

Program Objectives

  • To provide an introduction to City Leaders and Staff
  • To provide information and materials that will enable citizens to understand how departments that make up our local government serve our community and understand the processes involved.
  • To provide citizens with information to enable them to successfully navigate and unravel the “red tape” syndrome of what can be a complex system of government operations and services.
  • To create a closer working partnership between the residents of Douglasville and it's local government.

Program Description

The Douglasville Citizens’ Academy is a nine (9) week program, beginning February 5, 2019. Each session is two (2) hours, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., one evening a week (Tuesdays) ending with a graduation ceremony on April 15th.

Classes will include an overview of City government and pertinent information from City departments. At the end of the program, participants should have an increased understanding of the organizational structure and operations of the various City departments that impact the quality of life in the City of Douglasville.

Graduates of the Academy will be prepared to have a role in the future of their neighborhoods and the City overall through government/citizens interaction.

Eligibility

The applicant must be a resident, work, or own a business in the City of Douglasville and must be 18 years or older to participate in the program. Classes are limited to 20 participants. Class rosters will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.

Cost

Your time! There is no charge for the program. The only cost is your time, effort, and commitment.

Schedule of Classes

  • February 5, 2019
  • February 12, 2019
  • February 19, 2019
  • February 26, 2019
  • March 12, 2019
  • March 19, 2019
  • March 26, 2019
  • April 9, 2019
  • April 15, 2019 (Graduation)