Registration is now underway for Fulton Countyâ€™s Citizens University 2016. This program in its twelfth 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 18, 2016.
For the past decade, Fulton County Citizensâ€™ University has provided residents with a first-hand look at how their county government operates and how decisions are made. The 2016 theme is â€śAll Peopleâ€¦One Fulton.â€ť
The 12-week program offers interactive â€śreal worldâ€ť 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 County department directors to learn how their departments serve citizens.
The classes take place on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from April 7 through June 23, 2016. During the final class session, students will participate in a graduation ceremony.
Citizensâ€™ University began in April 2004 to help citizens understand County government operations in areas such as taxes, spending and finance, police and fire training and community zoning policies.
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 2017 program.
The program is managed by the Fulton County Department of External Affairs. For more information, call 404-612-8300 or email
. Interested citizens can also visit http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fccomm-citizens-university for details.