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Thomas County "Citizen's Academy" kicks off soon

THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMAS COUNTY, GA (WALB) – Some Thomas County residents will begin learning the inside workings of their county's government next week.

The Thomas County Citizen's Academy is designed to give people an overview of county management, operations, and procedures.

The 10-week program will be taught by officials and staff chosen for their specific expertise in county government. The academy also gives the county an opportunity to learn directly from citizens.

Derrick Ogletree, the Information Systems Manager for Thomas County explains, "They didn't understand our policies and the way we went about doing things. So this gives us an opportunity to hear from them and meet with them one on one on particular cases."

Classes begin next Thursday and run weekly until October 19th.

Only 40 spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis but there is a waiting list if you miss out.

For more information, you can call the commissioners' office at (229) 225-4100.

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