Citizens Academy Graduates Recognized by CouncilMayor Mann
and the Sanford City Council recognized the ninth graduating class of Sanford Citizens' Academy during its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 15.
Graduates spent the past 12 weeks learning the ins and outs of city government, including a crash course on municipal oversight, field trips to the water and wastewater treatment plants, and a sneak peek at the Raleigh Exec Jetport's new terminal building.
"The ultimate goal for this program is for residents to be more engaged in and knowledgeable about the decision making process," says Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Rebecca Wyhof Salmon
who spearheaded the initiative with Mayor Mann.
Since 2014, nearly 100 people have graduated the program. This year's graduates are Melissa Caddick, Christina Cline, Rosalinda Cruz, Christine Hilliard, Val Marcy, Emily Mierisch, Stephanie Phillips, Allison Sills, Brad Simpson, Jennifer Soper, Tomitha Zimmerman, and
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