GAINESVILLE - Registration is underway for the city of Gainesville's 12th Citizens Government Academy (CGA).
The nine week session will begin Monday, March 4 with graduation on Monday, May 6. Classes will be held from 6pm-9pm at various city facilities.
According to City Manager Kip Padgett, this is not your typical classroom lecture. Having taught the Citizens Academy to more than 275 residents in the past 11 years we have received tremendous feedback on what the community wants to know about local government. We want the classes to be interesting and give the students one-on-one time, from the shooting range at the Police Department, to the Driving Range at the Golf Course, Padgett said.
Applicants must be 21 years of age and a resident of the United States. Registration forms are available on the City website at www.gainesville.org, or by calling 770-531-6598. The academy is free of charge. Registration ends February 22 and class size is limited.