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Kannapolis Citizens Academy shows inner workings of government

KANNAPOLIS — Curious about how your city government works? Want a behind the scenes look at everything from the police department to economic development to the wastewater treatment plant? Feel like asking the hard questions about how your tax monies are spent?
Then the Kannapolis Citizens Academy is for you. Beginning on Feb. 7, the academy will have weekly classes on Tuesday evenings. The free classes are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and include an evening meal. Classes are located in City Hall’s Conference Room B at 230 Oak Ave. unless otherwise indicated. Class sizes are limited to 16 participants. The curriculum includes city operations overview, police department, economic development, finance, planning and zoning, fire department, public works and parks and recreation.
Participants will also be expected to attend at least one City Council meeting during the two months the Citizens Academy is scheduled. Application forms are available for download from the city website. The deadline to apply for the class is Jan. 9. For more information contact Renee Goodnight, community outreach coordinator, at 704-920-4311 or rgoodnight@cityofkannapolis.com.

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