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$0V T11 <br /> 4 <br /> 1 <br /> AW <br /> r�yr PF,A`� a <br /> 1865 <br /> Office of the Mayor <br /> NEWS RELEASE <br /> Thursday,January 5, 2006 <br /> Contact: Stephanie Achterberg Legal Dept., 235-9241 <br /> Mikki Dobski, Communications& Special Projects, 235-5855 or 876-1564 <br /> CITY OFFERS INSIDE LOOK AT LOCAL <br /> GOVERNMENT <br /> Once again, the City of South Bend's Local Government Academy offers <br /> residents the opportunity to get up close and behind the scenes of local government at <br /> work! The next session is scheduled to begin on Thursday, January 26ffi, from 6—8:00 <br /> p.m. Applications for the 10 week course are due no later than Friday, January 2e, and <br /> registration is free. <br /> The South Bend Local Government Academy provides community members the <br /> opportunity to explore a different aspect of City Government each week, gaining a unique <br /> perspective on a 21st Century City in action, from Annexation to the Potawatomi Zoo. <br /> The sessions are held on Thursday evenings for 10 weeks and will take <br /> participants inside City Departments where they will be able to view operations, learn <br /> about policies and procedures, review budgets, and discuss the opportunities and <br /> challenges facing local government today. <br /> Academy class size is limited to 25. Registration is open until January 2e or <br /> until the class is full. Please contact the City's Legal Dept. at 235-9241, or register on the <br /> web at <br /> - 30 - <br />