Georgia Cities Week Events


City Announces Plans to Celebrate Georgia Cities Week


The City of Tifton will be celebrating “Georgia Cities Week” April 21 – April 27, 2019.  Each year Cities across Georgia celebrate Georgia Cities Week to showcase the role city government plays in the community and how cities positively impact residents’ quality of life.  This year’s theme is “Georgia Cities: True Colors!” highlighting the unique character of cities. 

 “We’re very proud of our city and the services we provide that make it attractive to residents and visitors,” said Mayor Julie Smith.  “Cities provide the services and infrastructure to help businesses grow, and set the stage for events where families and individuals can gather as a community.”  

Monday, April 22nd, The City will kick-off the week with an Employee Appreciation Lunch at the Tifton Police Department.

Tuesday, April 23rd join the City Council Members for conversation and coffee at Mi-Lady Bakery from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 24th, students from Tift County High School will hold a Mock City Council Meeting and vote on pressing issues that affect the students.  The mock meeting will give the students insights on how local governments operate and conduct business.  The Mock City Council Meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Tifton City Hall.

Thursday, April 25th, join us for the Grand Opening of the Dog Park and Touch A Truck Event.  Bring the kids and pups to enjoy an afternoon of excitement at Fulwood Park!  The Ribbon Cutting for the Dog Park and official unleashing will kick-off the fun at 5 p.m. and stick around to explore the Fire Truck and other City Equipment.      

Friday, April 26, bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a free movie on the lawn at the Syd Blackmarr Stage in Fulwood Park.  The film, “A Dog’s Way Home” will begin at 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 27, Keep Tift Beautiful and the City of Tifton will host a Volunteer Cleanup Event from 8:30 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.  Volunteers will meet at Cato Knight Parking Lot for assignments.  City Residents can also bring used tires and electronics to Cato Knight on Saturday morning for recycling.

 We are very excited about this year’s activities and hope residents will make plans to join us for a week full of fun!  For more information, please contact Brandon Howard at 229-391-3937.

 This is the 20th year Georgia Cities Week has been celebrated in the state and the City of Tifton is excited to join Georgia Municipal Association and Cities across Georgia in showcasing Georgia Cities.  Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to its 538 member cities.