A graduation ceremony for the 2019 Cobb 101 Citizens Government Academy was held at The Art Place on May 9.
More than 30 Cobb residents and business owners participated in the free 10-week course, offering an in-depth look at the many functions of county government, according to a county statement.
Through a combination of presentations and hands-on projects, participants learned about vital community services, including emergency services, law enforcement, planning, zoning, finance, court systems, public works, special projects, parks and recreation.
Participants gained a better understanding of the relationships among residents, the county manager, Board of Commissioners and governmental departments and the roles and functions of county departments.
They also learned about the budgeting process as well as how government projects are implemented and services are provided.
The program is structured around six strategic commitments which include having a healthy, livable and sustainable Cobb County with an accountable and a responsive government.
“The class was eager to learn and committed themselves to fully understanding our organizations with the intention to better serve our community. This is a ‘win, win’ for the citizens and county government,” said program supervisor Cassie Mazloom.
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