The Newnan Times-Herald

Opinion

Coweta Citizen Academy worthwhile effort


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 07, 2018 - 5:37 PM

Scott Frederking shared this letter, which he sent to Coweta County Commission Chairman Al Smith:

The 2018 Coweta Citizen Academy completed its final session last week. As a citizen participant in the academy’s first run, I wanted to let you know I think it was well-planned and the presentations were excellent. The interactive sessions with county staff on their operations were very informative.

Special recognition should go to County Administrator Michael Fouts and Communications Manager Tom Corker for their efforts in making the Academy a success and for encouraging feedback. I would recommend the academy to any Cowetan interested in understanding the operations of our county government.

Coweta County is a truly great place to live, work and raise a family with many opportunities but not without economic and social challenges. Counter to many areas of Georgia, some of our hardest tasks are how to strategically manage commercial and residential growth.

Our county and cities need to continue to work together closely with the business community to leverage our advantages such as location, workforce and quality of life to encourage desirable economic development while maintaining a strong sense of community for ourselves and future generations.

Scott Frederking
Newnan