Citizens University 2019 Registration Opens

Registration for Fulton County Citizens University 2019 begins February 19, 2019, and closes March 15, 2019. The 10 weeks of interactive training begin Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. and continues weekly each Thursday until graduation on June 28. The program teaches participants how County government operates, the services provided and how tax dollars are spent. County leaders provide first-hand information and conduct exercises designed to help class members understand the budgeting process and how the County makes decisions regarding services provided to the community.

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.

For more information, citizens can call 404-612-8300 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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