Second "Cobb 101" Class Celebrates Graduation
Cobb County Chairman Mike Boyce and county commissioners hosted a graduation ceremony for the 2019 Cobb 101 Citizens Government Academy at The Art Place on May 9, 2019.
More than 30 Cobb residents and business owners participated in the free ten-week course, which offered an in-depth look at the many functions of county government. Through a combination of presentations and hands-on projects, participants learned about vital community services including emergency services, law enforcement, planning, zoning, finance, court systems, public works, special projects, parks and recreation.
Participants gained a better understanding of the relationships between residents, the county manager and Board of Commissioners and governmental departments and the roles and function of county departments. They also learned about the budgeting process as well as how government projects are implemented and services are provided.
“I think this has been an opportunity for the county to view our community as partners in how we do work together,” said Cobb County Commissioner Lisa Cupid. “I’ve been touched by those who work for Cobb and those who have been part of the program who come up to me and tell me how much they value being a part of it.”
The program is structured around six strategic commitments which include having a healthy, livable and sustainable Cobb County with an accountable and responsive government.
"The class was eager to learn and committed themselves to fully understanding our organizations with the intention to better serve our community. This is a “win, win” for the citizens and county government," said program supervisor Cassie Mazloom.
Jessica Glicker | Cobb County Communications | [email protected]