Registration Now Open for Fulton County Citizens' University 2014 | Print |

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

For the past decade, Fulton County Citizens’ 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.”

 

Citizens’ University began in April 2004 following legislation sponsored by Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards and adopted by the Board of Commissioners.  Citizens University 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. 

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

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, experience the challenges encountered by firefighters as they save lives, and more.  During the course, students will meet with numerous County department directors to learn how their departments serve citizens.

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 County residents.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list for the 2015 program.

The program is managed by the Fulton County Office of Communications. For more information, call 404-612-8308 or 404-612-8300 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Interested citizens can also visit http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fccomm-citizens-university for details.