Dunwoody city officials are offering a eight-week course in the operations of municipal government.

Dunwoody Government 101’s Tuesday evening classes are designed to give participants “a look inside each of the city’s departments through a lively blend of demonstrations, presentation and tours,” the city said in a press release.

“Participants can expect to come away with a heightened awareness and knowledge of local government operations as well as a greater understanding of how to get involved in local civic and community affairs,” the city release says.

The free classes begin Sept. 25 and continue through Nov. 13. The program is open to Dunwoody residents older than 18.

People interested in taking part should complete an application by Sept. 7. The application can be found at  Dunwoody City Hall or online at Dunwoodyga.gov. Completed forms may be sent to Edie Damann at edie.damann@dunwoodyga.gov, dropped-off, or faxed to 678-382-6701.

“This type of community education serves an important function in a democracy, especially in a large and complex society like ours,” said Mayor Mike Davis.

“Our goal is to help create an informed and involved community and access to this information is all part of helping promote civic engagement and community collaboration.”

Joe Earle

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