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CORE Community

CORE Community
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Karen Zitomer
Communications Specialist and Program Manager
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Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

38 Hill Street
Suite 120
Roswell, GA 30075

CORE Community Program

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the City of Roswell through the City's public engagement program, CORE Community.

Roswell residents and business owners are invited to apply for the free eight-week (nine-session) program, which runs from March 18 to May 16, 2020.

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About the Program
Each week, the City of Roswell Education and Engagement (CORE) Community program will highlight the work of one of the City's departments or service areas with the goal of familiarizing participants with their city government's policies, processes, goals, challenges, and activities—and, most importantly, its people.

Not only do we want to help bring awareness and understanding of the City's day-to-day work through this program, but we hope the program's personal interaction among participants and staff helps inspire meaningful relationships, engagement, and collaboration within our community.

Session Schedule
The classes will be held in the evening, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, with the exception of the final morning session. Dinner will be provided for participants.
(subject to change)
  • Session 1: Wednesday, March 18, 2020—Local Government 101 & Administration Department
  • Session 2: Wednesday, March 25, 2020—Police Department
  • Session 3: Wednesday, April 1, 2020—Environmental/Public Works Department
  • Session 4: Wednesday, April 15, 2020—Transportation Department
  • Session 5: Wednesday, April 22, 2020—Community Development Department
  • Session 6: Thursday, April 30, 2020—Finance Department
  • Session 7: Wednesday, May 6, 2020—Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department
  • Session 8: Wednesday, May 13, 2020—Fire Department
  • Session 9: Saturday, May 16, 2020 (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)—Tourism/Economic Development: Tour, lunch, and graduation

Eligibility & Participation
CORE Community is limited to 25 participants. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, provided they meet the following criteria:
  • Must be a Roswell resident or the owner of a Roswell-registered business.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Cannot be running for political office during the program.
  • Cannot be involved in active litigation against the City of Roswell.
  • One participant per household.
  • Must be willing to commit to attendance at all sessions.

Application Available for Download Here
Applicants limited to one per household.

Application Instructions

Please print and fill out the application and email to (Scans and/or photos of complete and signed documents are ideal.)

Application Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020

Those interested in applying are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible; previous years' programs have typically filled up up within one week of the application window being opened.