Citizens Over 50 Academy

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Some area residents are getting an inside look at how the City of Bowling Green operates.

The first over 50 citizens academy kicked off this week.

Wednesday, residents took a tour of Bowling Green Parks and Recreation to learn what improvements will be made to parks over the coming year.

The academy is designed to give citizens a chance to voice their concerns about city issues.

"It's tremendously exciting to be able to go to our residents and be able to tell them what projects we've got on board, what projects we're planning for the future, what projects they would like to see done," says Parks Maintenance Division Manager Gerald Belcher.

The academy ends Friday with a graduation lunch at Sloan Convention Center.

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