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Guyton out to show its Destination Downtown
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Dear Editor,

On Saturday, April 18, the city of Guyton will join other cities across Georgia in celebrating Georgia Cities Week (April 19-25). This timeframe 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 “Destination Downtown” reflects the role cities play in creating a gathering space for people to shop, dine, be entertained and interact with each other.

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. City government is administered for and by its citizens and is dependent upon public commitment to carry out its responsibilities. City government sets the state for success for individuals, families and businesses.

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.

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. We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 18 in this celebration and learn more about your city and how it operates for you.

Our community activities include:

• April Sale on the Trail from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

• Historic walking Tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (RSVP required to City Hall)

• Meet and greet with city officials from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Open house for local merchants within the Guyton Historic District

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in our Destination Downtown event. We look forward to seeing you then!

Michael A. Garvin
Mayor, city of Guyton