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Duluth accepting applications for leadership class

DULUTH -- Duluth citizens can learn about the city through the third annual LEAD Academy.

The program, which stands for Learn, Engage, Advance Duluth, gives insights into city operations, services and the functions of government.

In the class, residents can interact with elected officials and staff, a press release said, and they are given an opportunity to ask questions to better understand the local government and their role within it.

"This leadership program encourages citizens to become engaged in government operations and participate by serving on various boards and committees and explore other opportunities in the community and in the City to become involved," the release said. "The citizens and business leaders who participate are empowered to create insightful solutions to important community issues and needs."

Sponsors include Chocolate Perks, John A. Monk, C.P.A., P.C. and Quick Wash Express Car Wash.

Applications are available now for the six-week program, which begins Sept. 28 and meets weekly from 6 to 9 p.m. through Nov. 2.

Applications can be found at City Hall as well as online at www.duluthga.net. For more information you may e-mail Alisa Williams at awilliams@duluthga.net or call 678-475-3506.