Program Dates & Overview

Informed and Engaged Community

Wednesday: March 27, 2019 - Athens-Clarke County Government History & Organization

Location: City Hall Mayor & Commission chamber
301 College Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

  • Meet the Mayor and Elected Officials
  • Meet the Manager of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County
  • Purpose of Athens-Clarke County 101
  • Brief History of Athens-Clarke County & Unification
  • Role of the Mayor & Commission
  • Role of the Manager 
  • Form of Government
  • Organizational Overview

Accountable and Responsive Government

Wednesday: April 3, 2019 - Show Me the Money: Finance Department

Location: Training Room
375 Satula Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

  • Overview of the Budget Process
  • Overview of the City’s Operating and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budgets
  • Revenue Base

Economic Prosperity

Wednesday: April 10, 2019 - More Than Just Jobs: Economic Development Department

Location: Chamber board room
246 West Hancock, Athens, GA 30601

  • Overview of Economic Development
  • Economic Development Exercise
  • Business Retention/Expansion

Healthy, Livable, and Sustainable Athens-Clarke County

Wednesday: April 17, 2019 - We Make Trash Fun: Solid Waste
Location: Solid Waste Department
725 Hancock Industrial Way, Athens, GA 30605

  • Introduction to Solid Waste Operation
  • Understanding the Landfill
  • Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
  • Tour of Materials Recovery Facility


Wednesday: April 24, 2019 - A Playful City: Leisure Services
Location: Memorial Park
293 Gran Ellen Drive, Athens, GA 30606

  • Overview of Leisure Services
  • Service Offerings
  • History and Importance of Bear Hollow Zoo
  • Intro to Athens Creative Theatre

Wednesday: May 1, 2019 - Water Is Life: Water Business
Location: Middle Oconee Water Reclamation Facility
400 Will Hunter Road, Athens, GA 30606

  • The Business of Municipal Water Works
  • Tour Water Reclamation Facility

Transportation Mobility and Connectivity

Wednesday: May 8, 2019  - Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Transportation and Public Works
Location: Planning Auditorium
120 W. Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601

  • Roadways, bikeways, and walkways
  • Traffic control and guidance systems
  • Public stormwater collection and conveyance systems

Safe and Prepared Community

Wednesday May 15, 2019 - More Than Handcuffs: Athens-Clarke County Police Department
Location: Police Department
3035 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605

  • Overview of Police Department
  • Community-Oriented Policing
  • Police Simulation

Wednesday: May 22, 2019 - It's Hot In Here: Athens-Clarke Co. Fire & Emergency Management.
Location: Fire Dept Training Center
155 Paradise Blvd, Athens, GA 30607

  • Introduction to the ACC Fire Department
  • Training Exercise and Demonstration
  • Overview of the Office of Emergency Management

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