'Know Your Government' event held in Chattanooga Sunday

With a volatile political climate in Washington, some civic minded residents are making the effort to learn more about their government.

The Chattery hosted its final Know Your Government course in downtown Chattanooga Sunday.

Local history teachers taught people about local government, specifically Chattanooga and Hamilton County.

Organizers say it's important that people not only know how their government works but what their role is in it.

"It's not like you can just go and talk to the president on any given day but you can go and run into your mayor or talk to your city councilman really easily and they're really approachable," said Teo Valdes with the Chattery.

The Chattery says they hope to provide more workshops and resources in the future

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