Dawson County Government News

Community Connections Workshop Set For Nov. 9

Dawson County’s final Community Connections Workshop for 2017 will be held Thursday, Nov. 9. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Margie Weaver Senior Center, located at 201 Recreation Road in Dawsonville. The public is invited to attend.

Community Connections Workshops are held quarterly and feature brief overviews from the county’s leaders, a keynote speaker and an open forum for questions and discussion. Christie Haynes, president and CEO of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, will serve as the keynote during the Nov. 9 workshop, and guests will hear from Dawson County Manager David Headley, Sheriff Jeff Johnson and a City of Dawsonville representative.

“We have received a good turnout at the workshops since starting them this year, and the response from citizens following each one has been positive,” said Dawson County Manager David Headley. “We strive for transparency, and these workshops offer another way for us to let citizens know what’s going on in a face-to-face environment. They also encourage citizens to ask questions and voice any concerns. These workshops really are a win-win in that they foster an open government and give us an opportunity to find out what we are doing right and what we can do better.”  

The Community Connections Workshop was developed to create another avenue for the public to learn about its local government and community. In addition to the regular workshops, Dawson County offers the Citizens’ Government Academy to allow citizens to go behind the scenes of the county’s many departments. The next academy will be held in fall 2018.

For more information, contact Kristen Cloud at kcloud@dawsoncounty.org or 706-344-3501.

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