September 2023 Edition
HEY! College Park Friends and Family
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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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.
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From the Mayor's Desk
It has been a busy month as summer comes to a close. I want to say thank you to our hardworking team in our Recreation and Cultural Arts Department for their work to bring great programming such as the Summer Movie Series to all corners of our great city. Furthermore, if you didn't have the chance to attend National Night Out, you missed the absolute best community celebration around! I spoke with a number of law enforcement officials and others who had attended various NNO events in the area and all of them said ours was heads and shoulders above the rest. I hope you'll join me in thanking our amazing community police officers and the rest of our public safety team for everything they did for the event - and all they do every single day to keep our city safe.
Looking forward, I hope you'll join us for our Third Annual Senior Summit on September 14th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center. This event is an opportunity to get information from community partners such as the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, Fulton County Senior Services, AARP and more. We are grateful to CleanSpark, Aetna and Piper Sandler for their support. Please call 404-669-3755 or e-mail to reserve your spot. This is also the way to get a one-on-one time with me if you'd like to connect. Please don't hesitate to reach out - we are here to serve!

We're thrilled to share that KidsFest was an incredible success! From back-to-school excitement to games, dancing, and community fun. The kids enjoyed a day of fun they won't soon forget. Our Councilmen joined the festivities, adding to the excitement by posing for photos with our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
We would like to thank everyone who made this event a memorable one, from the volunteers to the participants, and of course, Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, Storm, and Princess Tiana!
Neighborhood meetings and Town Hall meetings are the perfect forums to connect, discuss, and make a difference. 
At Councilman Clay's neighborhood meeting residents met with various department heads to discuss current and future projects. It was an incredible opportunity to have open conversations, share ideas, and strengthen our community bond.
Councilman Gay's Citywide Ward 4 Town Hall Meeting and Back to School Event consisted of important discussions and exciting giveaways. We came together as a community to share ideas and celebrate the upcoming school year with a fantastic book bag and school supplies giveaway.

Check our socials and website calendar for more community events coming your way. 

From the City Manager's Desk
I, Stanley Hawthorne, am pleased to transmit the 4th installment of the Community Building Leadership Team’s (CBLT’s) Biweekly Strategic Performance Report showcasing activities and information from the departments of the organization. The format and its content are topical based; concise in nature; organized by the alphabetical order of departments following City Manager lead topics(s); and accented with images and illustrations for more relatable reading.

August 21, 2023 Strategic Performance Report
The Full Strategic Performance Report can be found here.

We are pleased to announce the verified list of Qualified Candidates for the upcoming November 7, 2023 Election.
For comprehensive information, kindly visit the official City of College Park website.
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Keeping You In The Know As We Grow
City Clerk's Office
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Are you interested in your youth learning about financial literacy?
Join College Park Youth Council member Braden Jones to teach this FREE class.
Sign up here: 
We are also actively recruiting for the College Park Youth Council. 
To join complete the form here:
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Human Resource Department
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The City of College Park is pleased to announce Christa Gilbert as All-Star of the Month.
Christa Gilbert is a part of #TheHRTeam and an outstanding team player who positively impacts our employees. She is a hard worker who always goes beyond what has been requested in many meaningful and substantive ways to meet the department's goals.Christa does amazing work, has an eye for detail, and only gives out the highest quality work product - we couldn't run Payroll without her!" We recognize and appreciate her contributions as she continues to demonstrate all of the city's core values:
Equity & Inclusion

Economic Development
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With continued interest in supporting the future of College Park while honoring the past, Economic Development Administrative Assistant Subretha Beasley has worked tirelessly with our legacy residents to plan the renaming ceremony of Rhodes Street. The street will be renamed to Lottie Miller Boulevard to honor long-time resident, Mrs. Lottie Miller.
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Code Enforcement Tips: Hire a certified Mold Inspector- If you notice signs of mold, such as a musty odor or visible growth, it's wise to hire a certified mold inspector. These professionals are trained to assess the situation accurately and recommend appropriate actions. 

Congratulations John L.Champion! He has been with Public Works: Water and Sewer Division for 20+ years. We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on Champion, who is embarking on an exciting new adventure – retirement!

Labor Day weekend is here but we are still in the midst of hurricane season. Here are safety tips to help you navigate hurricane season while being prepared for its related challenges.
Sign up for Code Red, Stay Informed, Have an Emergency Plan and Kit, Stock Up, Gas Up, and Stay Inside.
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Georgia International Convention Center Gateway Center Arena  Historic College Park Golf Course
As always there is a lot going on at the Gateway Center Campus, but we are especially excited about the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream possibly hosting a playoff game at the Gateway Center Arena!
They are currently third in the eastern conference and hold the league record with 11 sell-outs at home this season, which is great news for our arena!
There are still a few chances to see the Gateway Center Arena’s anchor tenant in action.There is always a lot of energy, and the games are so much fun to watch! Click here to see the rest of the season’s home game schedule and for tickets:

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