May 2023 Edition
Live, Work, Play and Connect with College Park. College Park Connects Newsletter connects residents, businesses, and visitors to the latest news and events within and around the global city. 
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State of the City

 Town Hall Meetings, Keep College Park Beautiful, Touch A Truck Tuesday, Spin the District and more. Here are a few photos of the councilmen in the community.

GA Cities Week was a fun and exciting time for residents to come together and celebrate their community. The events and activities organized during this week provided a great opportunity for residents to learn more about their city, meet new people, and have fun!
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From the Mayor's Desk
The events and the energy keep on flowing in our city. April was an amazing month to celebrate all things College Park. I want to thank Shavala Ames, our city clerk, who led the team that coordinated Georgia Cities Week from April 23-29. We had wonderful feedback about the entire week and we're looking forward to next year.  We also welcomed cyclists from all over the world with Spin the District. This event would not be possible without the tireless efforts of the ATL Airport District. They make the whole region look good! At our May 1st meeting, Council approved acceptance of grant money for a walking trail next to the Wyatt Recreation Center. This is a much-needed improvement for the Godby Road corridor and combined with the grove of trees planted last year, will make this area a wonderful asset for our residents and visitors. If you have any graduates in your family this month, congratulations! We're hosting ceremonies for many schools in the region at the GICC throughout the month of May and look forward to the celebrations. As always, if you have any concerns, you'd like to address with me, please don't hesitate to reach out. This month's one-on-one date is May 19th. Please call 404-669-3755 for an appointment.

Keeping You In The Know As We Grow

City Clerks Office
A Proclamation, issued by the City of College Park, resolves that the week of Sunday, April 30, through Saturday, May 6, 2023, is designated as "Professional Municipal Clerks Week."
Unanimously adopted by the City of College Park, the Proclamation extends appreciation to all Municipal and Deputy Clerks for the services with which they provide their communities. Specifically, the Proclamation cites that the Clerk "serves as the professional link between the citizens, the local governing bodies and agencies of government at other levels."
The Proclamation was presented to Shavala Ames and signed by the City of College Park’s governing body: Mayor Motley Broom and Councilmen Ambrose Clay, Joe Carn, Ken Allen and Roderick Gay. It also honors Municipal and Deputy Clerks for "continually striving to improve the administration of their duties through participation in education programs, seminars, workshops and annual meetings of their state, province, county and international professional organizations."  
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The City Clerk's Office celebrated with donuts for City Hall and a team bonding outing at Dine and Design.

Georgia International Convention Center Gateway Center Arena  Historic College Park Golf Course
 May is a busy month over at the Gateway Center Campus! The GICC and Gateway Center Arena will host multiple, major commencement ceremonies throughout the month, including Fulton County Schools, Clayton County Schools, Spelman College and more. The arena is also gearing up to kick off the 2023 Atlanta Dream season with the home opener on May 28! Single game tickets are on sale, so be sure to check out a game sometime soon! And of course, as the weather warms, more folks are out on the Historic College Park Golf Course. The course is open 8a-8p daily. They are offering a $10 Mother’s Day Special that includes a round of play with a golf cart- so if you’re looking for something different to do with the matriarch in your life- give them a call to book your tee time!
To learn more about what’s going on at the Gateway Center Campus, please visit:

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Community Partners
Sunday, April 30th, Spin The District's College Park Criterium and Bayou Block Party was a windy yet fun day filled with crawfish, pizza, artistic vibes and cycling. The College Park community not only had a chance to have a good time but also see local cyclist star, Sophie Zents race  with her team Golden Sachs ETFs this weekend.
Sophia is going into her final year in high school at Woodward Academy. She started riding bikes when she was 8 and began racing at 11 years old. She first started riding at her home track, Dick lane Velodrome, and then got into road and cyclocross after that.
She has attended multiple junior track nationals and has been in a lot of top 5 placements. She attended road nationals for the first time in 2022 and placed 4th in the road race and 10th in crit. October 2022 Sophie won the junior hincapie challenge and QOM.

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We celebrated the completion of street level concourse surfaces for Phase 1 of the Marta College Park station rehabilitation. New concrete, seating, and lighting replaced old and broken pavers. 

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Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) presented $800,000 to the City of College Park for stormwater upgrades. The grant was secured by Congresswoman Williams in the FY23 Omnibus Bill, as part of an overall $22 million secured for 15 Community Project Funding Grants.  The grant will benefit all of College Park and Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District by building equitable infrastructure. 

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           We officially welcomed Eden Fresh Market to the community at the Grand Opening.

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