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Celebrate Georgia Cities Week

Letter to the editor

POSTED: April 6, 2017 9:59 a.m.

Editor: During the week of April 23-29, the city of Richmond Hill 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, "Cities in the Mix," reflects the role cities play in creating supportive environments for businesses and for people to come together as a community.

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. We are in this together, and we want our city to thrive.

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 recognize the role city government plays in our lives: from historic preservation to trash collection to public safety to promoting the area’s culture and recreation.

Here are just a few of the events the city will host during this special week:

• Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market, J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar Street, 2-6 p.m.

• Friday, April 28, 2017

Fire Department Open House, 9954 Ford Ave., 1-5 p.m.

• Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fishing Derby, J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar Street; Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., event ends at noon

For more information, please visit our website at richmondhill-ga.gov or our Facebook page.

We hope you will join us in this celebration and learn more about your city and how it operates for you.

Sincerely,

E. Harold Fowler

Mayor

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