The third year of Dunwoody’s Government 101 program recently graduated a group of residents who are better informed about the way local government works.

The free course is available in Dunwoody for residents to learn more about the roles of city officials. On each of the eight weeks, a city department head gets in front of the class to explain the job he or she does.

William Middleton, a member of the 2014 class, spoke during the Aug. 25 Dunwoody City Council meeting about the course and its benefits. “Now the mayor’s wife knows what he does on Monday nights,” Middleton joked from the podium.

Members of the class included Mary Pat Davis, wife of Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis. The rest of the class included (not all pictured): Jeanna Bierenfeld, Matthew Blankenship, Richard Doster, Sally Doster, Zachary Ferrara, Thomas Hall, Jan Jacobs, Arthur Katz, Carol Katz, Carol Knight, Richard Lapin, Wayne Radloff, Ian Schonberg, Pamela Smith, Megan Weiland and Shelia Williams.