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City of Sandy Springs Opens Applications for Citizens’ Leadership Academy

July 9, 2024

Sandy Springs, GA (July 9, 2024) — The City of Sandy Springs today opened applications for the Citizens’ Leadership Academy. The multi-week program, designed to empower and educate residents and businesses within the community, offers a comprehensive and engaging curriculum tailored to foster an informed and active citizenry. Applications are available at SandySpringsGa.gov/sandy-springs-leadership-academy.

In its second year, the Sandy Springs Citizens’ Leadership Academy will offer a comprehensive and engaging curriculum that will provide participants with an opportunity to meet with the Mayor, City Council, and City staff and learn more about local government, civic responsibility, and community leadership. After the program, participants will have developed a deep understanding of the structure, functions, and responsibilities of local government, providing the tools and knowledge needed to actively engage with their local government and take on leadership roles within their community. 

This year’s Academy will include 10 courses ranging from City Management and Recreation and Parks to Emergency Management and Signature Events. The current schedule is as follows:

  • August 27 – Mayor’s Welcome; City Manager’s Office; City Clerk’s Office
  • September 10 – Recreation and Parks; Environmental Stewardship
  • September 24 – Police Department; Municipal Court
  • October 8 – Public Works Department; Community Development
  • October 22 – Finance
  • November 12 – Meet Your Councilmembers
  • December 10 – Facilities; Information Technology
  • January 14 – Performing Arts Center; Special Events
  • February 11 – Fire Department; Emergency Management
  • February 25 – Communications Department; Economic Development
  • February 18 – Graduation Event

Courses will take place at Sandy Springs City Hall and Performing Arts Center. Class size is capped at 30 participants and a $35 fee is due upon confirmation of attendance.          

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