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.
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.
In 2016, WorkSource Atlanta Regional served more than 38,000 people in Cherokee, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties. These individuals received a range of services designed to jump-start their careers, from resume preparation and career counseling to industry-specific training and computer literacy courses.
The cities of Norcross, Douglasville and Milton were recognized by ARC in January for leading the way to a greener region. These communities were certified through ARC’s Green Communities program for their commitment to environmental stewardship and their leadership in sustainability practices.
Arts leaders interested in tackling the complex issues facing metro Atlanta's arts and culture community have a unique opportunity to get involved this December: they can apply to join the 2017 Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA) class.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has declared a Level 2 drought response for 53 counties in North Georgia, including the 15 counties in the Metro Water District. The response limits outdoor watering of lawns, gardens and trees and prohibits a number of outdoor watering activities.
With Election Day just a month away, the Atlanta Regional Commission took a timely look at voter data from the last three Presidential elections in the 23-county Atlanta region and found some surprising data and trends relating to who is registering to vote and who is actually voting in the region.