Learn how Cobb County government works at Cobb 101 Citizens Government Academy

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If you want to learn in detail how Cobb’s government makes decisions that impact you, and then puts those decisions into practice, sign up for the 2020 Cobb 101 Citizens Government Academy.

The program is broken into 10 sessions, each session lasting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., running from February 27 to May 7. The first session will be held in the BOC Meeting Room & Learning Center 100 Cherokee St., 2nd Floor, Marietta, GA 30090. The locations of the remaining sessions are to be determined later.

A section in the weekly newsletter of District 4 Commissioner Lisa Cupid describes the academy as follows:

This 10-week course is designed to provide an in-depth look at the many functions of county government. Through a combination of presentations and hands-on projects, participants will learn about vital community services including emergency services, law enforcement, planning, zoning, finance, court systems, public works, special projects and parks and recreation. Most importantly, participants will have the opportunity to connect with their local officials and county staff who provide these services. Weekly instructors will vary depending upon the county service or department being covered.

The 2020 Cobb 101 Citizens Government Academy webpage has more information, the application, the course schedule, and an outline of the powerpoint presentations that will be used.