Program Dates & Overview

Informed and Engaged Community


Wednesday: March 15, 2017 - Athens-Clarke County Government History & Organization
Location: City Hall Mayor & Commission chamber
301 College Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

  • Meet the Mayor and Elected Officials
  • Meet the Manager of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County
  • Purpose of the Citizens Government Academy
  • Brief History of Athens-Clarke County & Unification
  • Role of the Mayor & Commission
  • Role of the Manager 
  • Form of Government
  • Organizational Overview

Financial Health and Economic Prosperity


Wednesday: March 22, 2017 - Show Me the Money: Finance Department
Location: Training Room
375 Satula Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

  • Overview of the Budget Process
  • Overview of the City’s Operating and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budgets
  • Revenue Base

Wednesday: March 29, 2017 - More Than Just Jobs: Economic Development Department
Location: Chamber board room
246 West Hancock, Athens, GA 30601

  • Overview of Economic Development
  • Economic Development Exercise
  • Business Retention/Expansion

Healthy, Livable, and Sustainable Athens-Clarke County


Wednesday: April 5, 2017 - We Make Trash Fun: Solid Waste
Location: Solid Waste Department
725 Hancock Industrial Way, Athens, GA 30605

  • Introduction to Solid Waste Operation
  • Understanding the Landfill
  • Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
  • Tour of Materials Recovery Facility

Wednesday: April 12, 2017 - A Playful City: Leisure Services 
Location: Memorial Park 
293 Gran Ellen Drive, Athens, GA 30606

  • Overview of Leisure Services
  • Service Offerings
  • History and Importance of Bear Hollow Zoo
  • Intro to Athens Creative Theatre

Wednesday: April 19, 2017 - Water Is Life: Water Business
Location: Middle Oconee Water Reclamation Facility
400 Will Hunter Road, Athens, GA 30606

  • The Business of Municipal Water Works
  • Tour Water Reclamation Facility

Transportation Mobility and Connectivity


Wednesday: April 26, 2017  - Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Transportation and Public Works
Location: Planning Auditorium
120 W. Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601

  • Roadways, bikeways, and walkways
  • Traffic control and guidance systems
  • Public storm water collection and conveyance systems

Safe and Prepared Community


Wednesday May 3, 2017 - More Than Handcuffs: Athens-Clarke County Police Department
Location: Police Department
3035 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605

  • Overview of Police Department
  • Community Oriented Policing
  • Police Simulation

Wednesday: May 10, 2017 - It's Hot In Here: Athens-Clarke Co. Fire & Emergency Management.
Location: Fire Dept Training Center
155 Paradise Blvd, Athens, GA 30607

  • Introduction to the ACC Fire Department
  • Training Exercise and Demonstration
  • Overview of the Office of Emergency Management

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