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City of Newnan Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Newnan Citizen Academy Class

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Ashley Copeland, Communications Manager
City of Newnan
678-673-5512
acopeland@cityofnewnan.org

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ashley Copeland, Communications Manager
City of Newnan
678-673-5512
acopeland@cityofnewnan.org

City of Newnan Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Newnan Citizen Academy Class2018 Newnan Citzens Academy 1NEWNAN, GA, October 7, 2019 - The City of Newnan is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2020 Newnan Citizen Academy class. The deadline to register is Monday, October 14, 2019.

"We're excited to bring back this program that continues to be a proven success over the past few years of its existence," said Ashley Copeland, Communications Manager for the City of Newnan, who will serve as the program's ambassador. "We hope to continue having a significant impact on citizen engagement and education, as the program enters into its sixteenth year." 

The Academy began in the fall of 2004.

"We've also moved the class size up to about 20 participants this year, after experiencing a waitlist during last year's registration," said Copeland.

The 2020 class and program will consist of a series of classes that will allow citizens to be educated and informed about all aspects of city government in Newnan. The program will be an intensive, hands-on program, a 9-course program on how the city's departments operate.

"Participants will also have the opportunity to see first hand how critical decisions are made that affect the quality of life in Newnan," said Copeland.

Throughout the Academy, participants will be able to do the following:
  • Meet the city's elected officials and administration
  • Attend a Newnan City Council meeting
  • Take a look into citywide revitalization and development through Main Street Newnan
  • Learn how Keep Newnan Beautiful and Public Works are keeping neighborhoods and the city clean
  • Learn about rezoning classifications in your neighborhood 

"We invite anyone from new residents to longtime residents of the City, to register for this year's Academy, and hope that citizens take advantage of this exciting opportunity to learn more about the City of Newnan," said Copeland.

The Academy is free and open to anyone who is a resident or business owner within the City of Newnan.

For anyone interested in participating and would like to register for the 2020 Academy, visit the following link: bit.ly/2VkuQFS