More than 120 metro Atlanta leaders traveled to the Detroit region in early May for ARC's 2017 LINK trip. The participants learned about Detroit’s renaissance and searched for lessons that could help address key challenges back home.
Bold initiatives took a back seat to politics during the 2017 legislative session. But some meaningful legislation did manage to pass that will have an impact on the future of the Atlanta region.
Despite recent heavy rains, much of metro Atlanta is still in a level two drought response. Why? The rain that has fallen in metro Atlanta has not reached Lake Lanier, which remains well below “full pool.” In fact, it’s about 9 feet low, and that means it's time for all of us to conserve water.
More than 100 older adults and their supporters gathered outside the Georgia capitol on January 26 to thank Governor Nathan Deal for including $4.2 million in new funding in his proposed 2017 budget that is dedicated to home and community based services that help seniors live independently at home.
ARC is forming a New Voices Global Atlanta Advisory Panel to ensure that the region’s dynamic, vibrant international community is well-represented at the regional planning table. We are accepting applications now through February 24 for this new initiative.