Garner Cleveland Record

Citizen Academy opens enrollment

Ever wonder how police officers put up with snarky suspects?

Would you like to know more about how the parks and recreation staff manages multiple ball fields and leagues?

Well, now you can find out.

Enrollment is now open for the Garner 101 Citizens Academy, set to begin Thursday, Sept. 5.

Garner 101 is a series of 10 weekly classes designed to teach citizens about the Town of Garner government. The classes will offer a wealth of knowledge about the town and its services and programs. Garner 101 will empower citizens with knowledge about their municipal government that will benefit their families and neighborhoods.

Participants will hear presentations from town departments and service providers such as the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, the Garner Police Department, Raleigh Utilities and Garner Volunteer Fire-Rescue, Inc. Classes will include facility tours and displays.

Enrollment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Neighborhood Improvement Manager Reginald Buie at 919-773-4446 (office), 919-218-3543 (mobile) or at for class information or to enroll.