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Newnan Citizen Academy

Are you a new resident? Do you want to learn about your city government? The 2016 Citizen Academy has just concluded for another year!  Classes are every Tuesday evenings with some varying evenings 6-8 pm EVERY FALL. 

Contact gsnider@cityofnewnan.org for more details!  

Below is Graduating Class of 2016 with Mayor Brady, Mayor Pro-Tem Jenkins and Council members Shell, DuBose and Aleaxander
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2013 NCA

Participants tour historic downtown with Elizabeth Beers on  9/10/13

 

Previous Citizen Academy taking tour of Historic Downtown Newnan 

2013 Congratulations to the 18  graduates of the 2012 Newnan Citizen Academy  classes. This 9th season brings our total to 180 informed and involved graduates.

Participants attended six classes, toured city buildings, heard from department heads, participated in a Smart Growth Walking Tour, completed a citywide scavenger hunt, and attended a special Newnan Citizen Academy Work Session before a City Commission meeting for a Q&A with the City Commission. 

Newnan Citizen Academy  is offered every September. Classes are held in the  evening and are open to the community. If you are interested in taking the 2014 Newnan Citizen class, sign up in summer of 2014 for the Fall. 

To sign up send your name, address, phone number, email address, and preference of morning or evening class to gsnider@cityofnewnan.org

Comments from previous Newnan Citizen Academy Class participants

“This program made me a better informed and educated resident – but even more, it gave me a real sense of pride and connection to my community.” 

“We are recommending this course to all our neighbors . . . you have developed a unique way to inform our community . . . it makes us proud to be part of Newnan.” 

“I’ve never lived in a city where I knew how to get a pothole fixed or graffiti removed. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to live in a true community where I feel connected to the people and programs that make the city run.” 

"Don't ever get rid of this program as it shows citizens where their tax dollars go and all the different events the city has to offer."

Class agenda

Newnan Citizen Academy  is a popular program of classes offered annually by the City of Newnan  to educate citizens about our city government. The goals of the program are:

  • To increase the number of informed and involved citizens in Newnan; and
  • To "put a face" on local government, making it more accessible to the community.
Each class consists of  six  two-hour evening sessions focusing on specific areas of government. The sessions are conducted in various city buildings, including the police station, public works building, city hall, and the recreation center. Classes are limited to 25 participants and are filled first-come, first-serve. 

Class Outline 

Each class consists of six two-hour evening sessions focusing on specific areas of government. The sessions are conducted in various city buildings, including the police station, public works building, city hall, and the recreation center. Classes are limited to 25 participants. 

Results 
In the years Newnan Citizen classes have been offered, many graduates have:

  • Served on volunteer boards and commissions
  • Volunteered to help with festivals and other local events and activities
  • Activated a neighborhood organization complete with newsletter and website
  • Participated in the strategic planning process as participants and facilitators
  • And much, much more

Next Class 
Newnan Citizen Academy  classes are scheduled each September. If you would like to attend, or have questions, contact: 
Gina Snider
Public Information Officer 
City of Newnan, Georgia 
770-253-2682 ext 203 
gsnider@cityofnewnan.org

P.O. Box 1193, Newnan GA 30263

What Participants Say
Here's what Newnan Citizen Academy graduates say about their experiences in the program: "The most fun I have had in a learning environment since college." . . . "We now know the city listens as well as how to make our voices heard." . . . "Thank you for quality city leadership and a quality course." . . . "Every city should have this kind of program." . . . "Newnan Citizen Academy exceeded my expectations"..."There is an authentic love for Newnan that is evident in these skilled leaders and is foundational to the successful culture surrounding our city"... "What's your secret to the "secret sauce" in Newnan?"