August 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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From the Mayor's Desk
It’s hard to believe the summer is ending and it’s back to school time. There’s anticipation in the air as students return to classrooms. Although scholars won’t be in the building this academic year, work is well underway at the newly minted Promise Career Institute, located on Main Street. This building housed College Park High School and most recently Frank McClarin High School. Starting in August 2024, students will be able to earn not only a high school diploma, but two technical college certificates during their four years on campus. This school will serve as an important workforce development hub not only for College Park, but the entire southside.
August is also National Black Business Month. With so many to choose from in our great city, I would encourage you to support our fantastic local proprietors. We recently received recognition for some of our restaurants in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The wider world is figuring out what we’ve already known – College Park is the place to be! Thrillist also named us one of the most exciting suburbs outside of Atlanta, noting our “historic downtown [that] offers lots to see and do.”  
We have some exciting developments coming to Godby Road, including a walking trail sponsored by CleanSpark that will be completed in the coming months. As we continue to build the community we deserve, access to wellness options is key.

As summer bids farewell and a new school year dawns upon us, Councilman Clay fired up and celebrated the beginning of a fresh academic journey at Conley Recreation Center.

Councilman Carn is continuing his investment into community safety, at the City of College Park's Gun Buy Back event.

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Save The Date:
August 17: Ward 4 Town Hall/Back-to-School Meeting
 October 14: Ward 4 City Wide Festival 

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We are committed to creating a compassionate and supportive community for all residents, including our senior and disabled neighbors. If you or someone you know meets the eligibility criteria for the Senior Disabled Utility Credit , we encourage you to take advantage of this valuable opportunity.
Apply In-Person or Online
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Our Summer Movie Series is a great way to end the season with family and friends. There is still time to grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy movies in the park.
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Keeping You In The Know As We Grow
College Park Police Department
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 The College Park Police Department has had an eventful and engaging summer!
 We are excited to share the highlights of the College Park Recreation and Cultural Arts ice cream tour, their speaking engagement at The International Association of Military Women of Color Conference, and the grand finale at their National Night Out celebration.

The College Park Fire Rescue is pleased to welcome Sterling P. Jones as Deputy Fire Chief. Deputy Chief Jones brings 30 years of valuable experience and knowledge in Strategic Planning, Communications, Logistics, Community Risk Reduction, and Operational Readiness for Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting.
As we welcome Deputy Chief Jones to our College Park family. We are confident that his vast experience and resolve will ensure that the fire and emergency services provided to our community will continue to demonstrate our core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism, and Service.
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City Clerk's Office
 Save the Dates:
August 15: #CityHallSelfie Day is a celebration of public service showcasing pride in local government institutions. (Check out last year's #selfies)
August 21-25: College Park Elections Qualifying Week 
We are actively recruiting for the College Park Youth Council. 
Complete the form here:
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Georgia International Convention Center Gateway Center Arena  Historic College Park Golf Course
2023 marks several milestone anniversaries that will be highlighted at the upcoming ATL Airport District’s Annual Meeting, that is scheduled to take place at the GICC at the end of August. 
Here’s what the GICC is celebrating this year:
10 years- partnership w/ ATL Airport District
20 years-GICC current facility
20 years- partnership w/ ON Site AV Services
30 years- partnership w/ Proof of the Pudding @GICC.  

  Important Links and Dates
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