Program Dates & Overview

Informed and Engaged Community

Wednesday: March 25, 2020 - 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 Athens-Clarke County 101
  • Brief History of Athens-Clarke County & Unification
  • Role of the Mayor & Commission
  • Role of the Manager 
  • Form of Government
  • Organizational Overview

Accountable and Responsive Government

Wednesday: April 1, 2020 - 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

Shared Prosperity

Wednesday: April 8, 2020 - More Than Just Jobs: Economic Development Department
Location: Chamber of Commerce 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 15, 2020 - Managing Solid Waste Materials for Your Safety, Health, and Future
Location: Solid Waste Department
725 Hancock Industrial Way, Athens, GA 30605

  • Overview of Solid Waste Services
  • Tour of the Landfill
  • Tour of the Recovered Materials Processing Facility


Wednesday: April 22, 2020 - A Playful Community: Leisure Services Department
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: May 6, 2020 - Water Is Life: Public Utilities Department
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 29, 2020 - Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Transportation & Public Works Department
Location: Planning Auditorium
120 W. Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601

  • Roadways, Bikeways, and Walkways
  • Traffic Control and Guidance Systems
  • Public Stormwater Collection and Conveyance Systems

Safe and Prepared Community

Wednesday: May 13, 2020 - It’s Hot In Here: Fire & Emergency Services Department
Location: Fire Dept Training Center
155 Paradise Blvd, Athens, GA 30607

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

Wednesday May 20, 2020 - 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