July 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
I hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July. We're excited about our Summer Movie Series in the Parks and we're looking forward to a great lineup of family-friendly films. Grab your blanket and snacks and enjoy!
June was an eventful month as we cut the ribbon on the Good Neighbor Club at the College Park Auditorium. Thanks to support from the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm, we have a newly-renovated facility, ready to welcome sporting and community events. These types of partnerships are integral as we continue to make strides in our city.
College Park was well-represented in Savannah for the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual convention. The conference was an excellent opportunity to learn about best practices across the state to address the challenges cities face. With 537 cities in Georgia, there is a lot to learn from our peers. All of your elected officials and several staff members got the opportunity to take classes, learn from panel discussions and bring back innovative ideas to move College Park forward. I was honored to assume a new leadership role for GMA, now serving as Second Vice President.
As we deal with very hot and humid conditions, please make sure you are doing what you and your family need to do to stay safe. We opened our cooling station at the Public Safety Complex on several occasions last week and will not hesitate to do so if conditions warrant in the future. We are here to support and serve!
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Our councilmen attended the Georgia Municipal Association annual convention, community events, and staff gatherings where they strengthen ties and built partnerships. 
Here are more events that they have coming up this month.

July 28:College Park Community Back-to-School Event,6pm-8pm, Conley Recreation 
July 15:Gun Buy Back Event,10am-3pm, 2780 Camp Creek Parkway, College Park, GA (Hampshire Plaza)
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Keeping You In The Know As We Grow

Office of Human Resources & Risk Management (OHRRM)
Relaunch of the Employee Safety Committee
The Office of Human Resources and Risk Management relaunched the Employee Safety Committee in October 2022.  The Safety Committee Member serves on the safety committee, providing guidance and assistance as required to promote a safe work environment; identifies opportunities to minimize workplace injuries, accidents, and health problems; conducts or facilitates employee training on applicable safety standards; reviews current safety training and recommends revisions, improvements, and updates; and conducts safety inspections and audits.
Two (2) designated employees from each department serve as the Department Safety Committee member to spread awareness to supervisors, managers, and employees about safe practices and promote ongoing discussion regarding safe work practices.

Power Department
The new outage map is live on the city's website. The outage map will provide real-time information and allow residents and businesses to report power outages within College Park. The map will also enhance transparency, communication, and awareness regarding power restoration efforts and assist College Park Power with identifying and resolving issues efficiently. Click the Power Outage icon on the home page to report.
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City Clerk's Office
Welcome new City Clerk’s Office employees: 
Amanda Corbett, Business License; Marquavius Hardy, City Hall Custodian; and Trechelle Collins, Receptionist
City Hall proclamations that were presented at the Regular Session for Mayor and Council during the 2023 calendar year are now available to view on the website at the following link:
College Park was recognized at the GMA conference for being a designated City of Civility on June 26, 2023. 
We are still actively recruiting for the College Park Youth Council. 
Fillable form can be found here:
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Main Street Association
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The CPMSA Tri-Cities Mixer was held at the Train Depot.  All attendees were able to network and collaborate on ideas for businesses.
The next event will be in Hapeville in the fall!  

Georgia International Convention Center Gateway Center Arena  Historic College Park Golf Course
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The 85 South Comedy show took place at our own Gateway Center Arena back in December as was filmed for a Netflix special. It debuted on June 20 and is streaming now- check it out when you get a chance! It’s a funny show and our facility looks great!

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