The Fulton County Board of Commissioners initiated Citizens University in 2004 to strengthen the relationship between citizens and their government. The executive sponsor is Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts.
How can citizens benefit from participating in Citizens University? Knowledge is power, and citizen engagement is a direct link between County government and the community. By graduating from Citizens University, class members can return to their communities to inform friends and neighbors of how their County Government operates while promoting, strengthening and serving as advocates for positive community development.
The registration fee is 45 dollars, which helps cover the cost of course materials, a graduation ceremony, a diploma, and a class shirt. Class size is limited to 30 participants to ensure excellent one-on-one experiences and a quality-learning environment. Classes are held at various County facilities including the Government Center. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15.
Classes are held every Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. To graduate, students are required to earn a minimum of 200 credits. They earn 20 credits for each class they attend for the entire session.
Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Liaison in the Department of External Affairs at (404) 612-8300. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711. Body copy. One space after periods.