During the week of April 21-28, the city of Jonesboro will join other cities across Georgia in celebrating Georgia Cities Week. This week has been set aside to recognize the many services city governments provide and their contribution to a better quality of life in Georgia. Our theme, “Cities in the Spotlight,” reflects the role cities play in the state’s history.

City government is truly government, of, by and for the people — the people who are making the decisions about our community are your neighbors, business owners and community leaders. We are in this together, and we want our city to thrive.

We recognize that throughout our lifetimes, the average person will have more direct contact with local governments than with state or federal governments. Because of this, we feel a responsibility to ensure that the public knows how the city operates and feels connected to their city government.

During this week, we want to recognize the role city government plays in our lives: from historic preservation to trash collection to public safety to promoting the area’s culture and recreation. We hope you will join us in this celebration and learn more about your city and how it operates for you.

Jonesboro’s Georgia Cities Week events include:

• April 21 — Comcast Cares at Battleground Park, 8 a.m.

• April 26 — Coffee with a Cop, 103 W. Mill St., 8 a.m.

• April 26, 27, 28 — Free Garage Sale Days in the city

• April 28 — Relay for Life, Lee Street Park, 4 to 10 p.m.

• Students at Jonesboro Middle School have been invited to submit original artwork depicting a city location. Winners will be announced at the May City Council meeting.

• Citizen Trivia Contest in the city newsletter and city website.

Joy B. Day

Mayor

City of Jonesboro

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