Doraville 101

A Great Way to Get to Know Your City

Join Doraville's New Program and Get Better Acquainted With Your City! 

Explore the inner workings of your local government in this introductory class designed for residents. Gain insights into how decisions are made, services are provided, and resources are allocated within your community. Learn about key departments, elected officials, and ways to engage effectively in the civic process. Whether you're a newcomer or a longtime resident, this course offers valuable knowledge to empower you as an informed participant in local affairs

Throughout the program, we will explore key aspects of your local government, including various City Departments such as Community Development, Public Works, Code Enforcement, and Courts. By delving into these departments, participants will gain a deeper understanding of civic engagement, economic development, capital improvements, budgeting and administrative services, public safety, volunteer boards and commissions, and recreational opportunities. Join us on this enlightening journey to become an empowered and engaged member of your community.

Class Outline

Our inaugural class series will be held on Mondays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with the first class taking place Monday, March 18th. Five classes will delve into specific areas of government, with the final session culminating in attending a City Council meeting and your graduation ceremony!

Sessions will primarily take place at Doraville City Hall, with the exception of the May 20th session, which will be hosted at the Doraville Police Department. Classes will be held twice a month on alternating weeks, providing ample time for reflection and engagement between sessions.

Mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • Monday, March 18th
    • For our first session, you'll hear from our City Manager and City Clerk on their roles and what they do for the City.
  • Monday, April 1st
    • This session will dive into the work of our Community Development, Finance, and Library teams.
  • Monday, April 15th
    • In this class, you'll hear from our Public Works and Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Affairs departments.
  • Monday, May 6th
    • For this session, we'll look at the roles of our Code Enforcement and Municipal Courts
  • Monday, May 20th
    • During this class you'll hear from our Police Department, remember this class will be held at the Police Department.
  • Wednesday, June 12th
    • Your final class will be attending a City Council Meeting where you'll be recognized as graduates of the Doraville 101 Program.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to deepen your understanding of local governance and become an active participant in your community. Interpreters will be made available for classes upon request. Register now to secure your spot in our upcoming class series.

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