Registration begins for annual Intro to Farragut

Registration for the fourth annual Introduction to Farragut Class has begun.

“It will teach you about how the inner workings of the Town operate. We feel it’s an important program to offer the community,” Chelsea Riemann, Town of Farragut public relations coordinator, said.

An official news release June 7 said Introduction to Farragut “is a unique way to connect participants with the Town, providing information on its history,

government structure and operations, public safety,

education and volunteer opportunities.” The release said the program is open to any interested person. Participants do not need to be Farragut residents in order to qualify.

The classes will begin Wednesday, Aug. 17, and go until Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The current class schedule stated in the history segment of the class, Frank Galbraith will speak about the Hist-ory of the Farragut and Concord area. Gerald Augustus will talk about the Battle of Campbell Station and Mayor Ralph McGill will explain the founding of the town of Farragut. Class attendees also will tour the Farragut Museum.

The government relations class will include a roundtable

review of each Town department and information about volunteer opportunities. The Public Safety class will include information about the Knox County Sherriff’s Office and Rural Metro Fire department. The economic development class will include an overview of economic development initiatives including the Economic Development Com-mittee, Knoxville Chamber and Innovation Valley, Farragut/West Knox Chamber of Commerce and the Farragut Business Alliance. The education class will include a Knox County Schools representative and the Farragut Education Relations Committee chairman.

Registration deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, July 29. Up to 20 participants will be selected. The Town will notify accepted applicants within seven to 10 days of the deadline.

In order to graduate, participants must attend one Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, and one Farragut Municipal Planning Commission meeting, held on the third Thursday

of each month, before the last class Nov. 2. Attendance also is required at the reception Wednesday, Aug. 17 and four of the five classes.