Senator Jason Anavitarte Appointed to Georgia Commission on Civics Education

ATLANTA (June 29, 2022) | Sen. Jason Anavitarte (R – Dallas) has been appointed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to serve on the Georgia Commission on Civics Education.

“While every educational discipline is important and should be taken seriously by students and educators alike, there is no single subject more relevant to our day to day lives than civics,” said Sen. Anavitarte. “Aside from learning essential foundational knowledge about the branches of government, the origins of the Constitution, or how a bill becomes a law, students need to be prepared beyond that in order to fully understand and participate in the civic process. Through this Commission, I hope to find ways we can bridge the gap between civics education and civics participation and find approaches for students to gain a thorough understanding of civic knowledge, skills and values.”

The Georgia Commission on Civics Education was created through the adoption of Senate Bill 220, known as the “Georgia Civics Renewal Act,” during the 2022 Legislative Session. The Commission will be composed of 17 members and will be responsible for identifying ways to promote civic engagement and enhance Georgia’s K-12 curriculum on public service.

Sen. Jason Anavitarte represents the 31st Senate District which includes Haralson, Paulding and Polk County. He may be reached via email at jason.anavitarte@senate.ga.gov

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The former Editor of The Polk County Standard Journal and a journalist with more than a decade of experience in Northwest Georgia, Kevin Myrick is the Editor and Publisher of Polk.Today. An Auburn graduate, a short time hire at Washington Post.Newsweek Interactive, he served as a staff writer and video producer at the Rome News-Tribune before spending the past six years at the helm of the paper, and now moves onto his own news outlet.Additionally, he continues to serve as a Polk County Chamber of Commerce board director since 2019, was a graduate of LEAD Polk's Class of 2018, and has helped with several other organizations around the area.