City of Civility
The City of Demorest has been designated as a City of Civility by the Georgia Municipal Association. The City adopted a civility resolution in GMA’s new Embrace Civility program during the February 7, 2023, Council Meeting.
A 2019 survey revealed that over 93% percent of Americans believe that incivility is a problem, with nearly 68% percent identifying it as a major problem. Civility is more than just politeness. It is about disagreeing without disrespect, seeking common ground as a starting point for dialogue about differences, listening past one’s preconceptions and teaching others to do the same.
To become a City of Civility, city councils are required to adopt a Civility Resolution and pledge to engage in civil behavior with each other as well as with residents and meeting attendees. Cities also have a civility pledge that can be published or recited at meetings. Learn more about the Embrace Civility program at www.gacities.com/civility.