The 2018 Greeneville Citizens Academy class was recognized Oct. 4 in a Graduation ceremony held at the G. Thomas Love Board Room.
The class of 13 students included a high-schooler, sets of co-workers, and a married couple, all ranging in age from 15 to the 70s. Two of the students recently moved to Greeneville from out of state – one from New York and another from California.
Graduates were: Lynn Broyles, Charlene Cureton, Jessica Fellers, Joe Gonzalez, Pamela Hughes, Geanne McKechnie, Amanda Morgan, Kelly Noble, Caedmon Oakes, Marlene Randolph, Ron Smith, Beverly Williams, and Wilhelmina Williams.
The Trivia Challenge held during Graduation ended in a rare tie after approximately 60 questions. Winners were the teams of Broyles/Cureton/(Wilhelmina) Williams and Gonzalez/ McKechnie/Randolph/Smith. Each winner received one of Mayor W.T. Daniels’ commemorative town coins.
Public Relations Manager Amy Rose, who coordinates the Citizens Academy, said this year’s class was both inquisitive and very interested.
“The high scores in our Trivia Challenge showed how much these students learned and the great job our employees did in teaching,” Rose said.
FREE 9-WEEK PROGRAM
The free nine-week program gives citizens the opportunity to learn in-depth details of how the Town Government operates.
Orientation was held Aug. 9 at Town Hall, followed by weekly sessions showcasing Police; Fire; Public Works; Parks & Recreation; Roby Adult Center; Greeneville-Greene County Public Library; Administration/Recorder; and the Planning, Building & Development Department.
St. James Episcopal Church hosted History Night on Sept. 27, coordinated by local and regional historian Wilhelmina Williams and featuring speakers from many local historical groups.
Plans already are underway for a seventh Citizens Academy.
Participants must apply to attend. Applications are available at Greeneville Town Hall or at the Town’s website, www.greenevilletn.gov.
The schedule for the next Citizens Academy will be announced at a later date.
For photos from each of the Citizens Academy sessions and the Graduation ceremony, visit the Town’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TownofGreeneville.