Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dunwoody Government 101 - 8 Week Program

Classes are free to attend for City residents and run Tuesday evenings beginning September 25


Dunwoody, GA – August 10, 2012 – In an effort to strengthen the community’s knowledge of municipal operations, the City of Dunwoody proudly announces the debut of the Dunwoody Government 101 educational series. The Dunwoody Government 101 series is an eight week course designed to enhance residents’ understanding of city government and offers the community a chance to experience and discover the primary undertakings of the City.

Dunwoody’s Government 101 series will provide participants with a look inside each of the City’s departments through a lively blend of demonstrations, presentations, and tours, all conducted in a casual format at numerous sites throughout the City. 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.

Classes for the eight-week Government 101 series will be held each Tuesday evening beginning September 25, and concluding Tuesday, November 13, 2012. The sessions are free to attend and open to Dunwoody residents over the age of 18. 

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

Interested participants should complete the Dunwoody Government 101 application which is available online at, or at City Hall. Completed forms may be sent to Edie Damann at, dropped-off, or faxed to 678-382-6701. 

Class size is limited. Deadline for application submission is September 7, 2012.


SDOC Publishing Internet Solutions said...

Good idea at outreach to the general public.

Has anyone considered capturing these presentations, etc, on video and archiving them for those who would like to participate but can't attend in person for whatever reason?

Colleen O'Casey said...

My Sunday prayer - Oh, dear Lord, please do not allow the Republicans to retake the White House and have them continue their suppression of stupidity and hatred against women of independence and their daughters. Do any political races have Republicans running that have an IQ above 80?

"Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill, justified his opposition to abortion rights even in case of rape with a claim that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses that prevent pregnancy."

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

"Akin said that even in the worst-case scenario — when the supposed natural protections against unwanted pregnancy fail — abortion should still not be a legal option for the rape victim."