HENRY COUNTY, GA- July 30, 2020—Henry County District IV Commissioner Vivian Thomas launched the Government and Me Engaged (G.A.M.E.) On Initiative and held its very first orientation yesterday morning at the Henry County Administration Building.

Thomas introduced Henry County Manger Cheri Hobson-Matthews, Deputy Manager Brad Johnson and Leisure Services Lead Jonathon Penn, who all welcomed 10 high school students to Henry County Government, each sharing their insight, role and responsibilities.

Thomas shared with the group of students the objectives of the program, detailing that they will have to opportunity to create projects for the Henry County Parks and Recreation Department.

“I need you to dream, I need you to go beyond yourself. Think about parks and recreation and decide what you can do and what you can bring before this county to make it a better county,” said Thomas. “Parks and recreation plays a huge part in the development and growth in Henry County and you all can help with that development and growth.”

G.A.M.E. On will teach high school students civic education and will explain the role that local government plays in a community. Students who participate will conduct leadership and development training programs, meet local and state government officials, visit the state capitol during the legislative session, complete community projects and more.