Smyrna is forming its first, free Smyrna Citizens Academy.
Applications will be accepted through March 13.
Participants must be at least 18 years old with preference given to Smyrna residents or business owners.
The academy is a nine-week course designed to provide an in-depth look at the many functions of city government.
Classes will meet from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays March 20 through May 15 at various Smyrna facilities, including City Hall, the Community Center and Brawner Hall.
Through a combination of presentations, tours and hands-on activities, participants will learn about vital community services. Session topics will include:
- City Administration and City Council
- Finance and Human Resources
- Community Development and Information Technology
- Public Works
- Parks and Recreation
- Public Safety
- Library and Museum
- Keep Smyrna Beautiful and Community Relations
Following the learning sessions, a Graduation Ceremony will include certificates of completion and other Smyrna keepsakes.
Information: 678-631-5409, Ashley Youmans at ayoumans@SmyrnaGa.gov, SmyrnaCity.com/your-government/administration/smyrna-citizens-academy.