During the week of April 23-29, 2017 the City of Eastman 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 this year is “Cities in the Mix”. We want to highlight the importance of a central gathering place for people and communities.
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. Cities provide the services and infrastructure to help businesses grow, and set the stage for events where families and individuals can gather as a community.
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 share information about the valuable services that are provided to residents and how they positively impact their quality of life: 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.
The city will be hosting a variety of events during the week of April 23-29. A list of events, time and locations will be published in an up-coming edition of this newspaper. We invite and encourage all citizens of Eastman to participate in the celebration.
Jason Cobb, Eastman City Manager