JUNE 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. 

From the Mayor's Desk
May was a month of new beginnings in College Park. We celebrated the grand openings of several businesses in the city, including The Main Course on Main Street and the New Standard Learning Center on Phoenix Boulevard. South Park Cottages on Godby Road held a ribbon cutting as well. It is the largest micro-home development in Georgia, the seventh-largest in the nation, and the only minority-developed community of its kind in the United States. There is so much to celebrate in College Park!
As we enter the summer months, our Recreation & Cultural Arts Department has many activities planned for the young and the young-at-heart. Our team did an amazing job planning the Senior Showcase in May, and we are all grateful for their efforts. This month marks the opening of our pools and the splash pad at Phillips Park, so get your bathing suits ready and join us as we open the facilities for the summer on June 5th.
Also on June 5th, the fiscal year 2023-2024 budget will be on the agenda for consideration. There will be a public hearing before the vote. If approved, the budget will go into effect on July 1st. Please join us at 7:30 pm at City Hall if you wish to voice your opinion.  
Have a happy and safe Juneteenth!  

Here are a few photos of the councilmen in the community.
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Keeping You In The Know As We Grow

 Join us at the June 5, 2023 Mayor and Council Meeting as we welcome two new staff members to our leadership team:
Mr. Marcus Robinson, Chief Building Official. Start date: 06.05.23
Mr. Emmanuel Adediran, Public Works Director. Start date: 06.05.23

Human Resource Department
The Mayor and Council approved salary adjustments for all City employees, effective July 1, 2023. 
Note:  This is NOT a salary increase but a salary adjustment to the market.
The Office of Human Resources recommended the Move Toward Market (3 Tier) Tenure approach.  Based on the minimums of the new pay grades, this approach is intended to address compression concerns by adjusting employees’ salary position in relation to tenure and midpoint.
A longer-tenured employee would receive a greater percent increase to the midpoint.  Employees with salaries above the midpoint would not see a change as a result of this approach.  Employees receiving a recommended market adjustment of less than 3% will receive a 3% adjustment to their current salary.
This is the first time in almost 30 years that City Council approved a Salary Adjustment.  Thanks to Dr. Baker, Director of Human Resources & Risk Management, and his team for all their hard work and dedication to the City employees. 

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The City of College Park recognized and celebrated our superheroes with a week of fun and food.


City Clerk's Office
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CPYC member attended the City Council Meeting to thank the City of College Park for the opportunity to attend the NLC 2023 Youth Forum held in Washington, DC.
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 We are actively recruiting for the CPYC 2023/2024 school year. To apply, complete the online application or print the application and return it to Shavala Ames, City Clerk at 3667 Main Street, College Park, Georgia 30337; or send via e-mail to cityclerk@collegeparkga.com.
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CPYC member volunteering at the City's Touch A Truck Event.

Georgia International Convention Center Gateway Center Arena  Historic College Park Golf Course
The Gateway Center Campus remains busy, with lots going on at all 3 facilities!
The WNBA’s Atlanta Dream kicked off their season home opener at the Gateway Center Arena on May 28th and are now in full swing. If you want to catch a game, you can see the schedule and purchase tickets via the arena website at: https://gatewaycenterarena.com/events/
The Historic College Park Golf Course is enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve had! They are gearing up for the next tournament in their summer golf series, June 5. Our 9-hole municipal course is open daily sunrise to sunset. Call them to book your tee time: 404.761.0731 
The GICC remains busy as usual! In addition to a full month of events, we are excited that the project to refurbish the iconic “sails” at the entrance to campus is officially underway! They will be pressure washed, spot welded and painted. This project should be finished in time for the wildly popular, “Got Sole” sneaker event scheduled for June 24.
To learn more about what’s going on at the Gateway Center Campus, please visit: gatewaycentercampus.com

Community Partners
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  Important Links and Dates
Click Here for various communication channels to stay connected with the City of College Park, businesses, and the community.
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