Gwinnett CIO graduates from top program

LAWRENCEVILLE -- John Matelski, Gwinnett County's chief information officer and information technology services director, graduated recently from the 2010-11 National Certified Government Chief Information Officers Program.

The program is offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Government and GMIS International.

The Certified Government Chief Information Officers Program started in 2005, and it's the first local government-specific program for chief information officers in the United States.

Matelski is one of 13 public sector employees to receive certification this year.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Varsity cheerleaders from Mountain View High School have been invited to perform at Auburn University on Sept. 3 for the college's opening game.

Cheerleading Spirit Booster Club President Donna Daugherty said the 19 cheerleaders who will be traveling are "very excited about the opportunity to represent Mountain View High School and Gwinnett County."

Head Coach Jody Teague also has been invited to attend and perform at the game.

SNELLVILLE -- The 12th session of the Snellville Citizens Police Academy is scheduled for Sept. 15.

The 10-week program is designed to educate the community about how the police department functions and how the community's involvement can help deter crime.

During the course, officials will discuss law enforcement topics and engage in practical exercises. Topics include domestic violence, drug awareness, traffic stops, firearms training and crime scene processing.

The program is open to all Snellville and South Gwinnett residents age 18 and older. There is no charge to attend the academy.

Applications can be downloaded from www.snellville.org. They are also available at the police department.

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