In April of each year, in conjunction with the Georgia Municipal Association, the City of Pembroke participates in Georgia Cities Week.
Georgia Cities Week is a great opportunity to involve our citizens and encourage their participation in what really is their government. It also is a great opportunity to showcase our local level of government. This year celebrates our 8th year of participation in this event.
One of the events that began in 2000 and continues today is the recognition of outstanding citizens who have made contributions to our community.
On Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the J Dixe Harn Community Center, we will once again recognize outstanding citizens whom have continued to dedicate their time and services to Pembroke. The City of Pembroke will host a Recognition Dinner for volunteers to show their appreciation for all they continue to do for Pembroke. During the Recognition the volunteers will be given a token of appreciation and also there will be entertainment for their enjoyment.
But that’s only the culmination of a week’s worth of activities marking Georgia Cities Week.
Traditionally, we also do something during this time to recognize the contributions made by city employees - this year we will host a dinner at city hall on Thursday at noon.
We also try to hold events which will involve every age group. On Wednesday, we’ll have an emergency vehicle display at the Head Start and Pre-K from 9-11:00 a.m. and Arts & Crafts for our senior citizens from 10:30-11:30 p.m. at the Senior Center.
On Friday, the Pembroke Police Department will be doing a mock demonstration at 9:00 at Bryan County High School.
The City will also honor the "If I were Mayor" Essay participants with a pizza party at Bryan County Middle School and honor the local winners. Saturday will be a busy day as well. We’ll wrap up Georgia Cities Week 2008 with the Great American Cleanup on Saturday from 10 am until noon.
We invite everyone to attend the Georgia Cities Week activities here in Pembroke and take time to explore our city government and learn the many advantages it has to offer. We appreciate your active participation in our community.
Cook is mayor of Pembroke. She wrote this for Georgia Cities Week.