November 2023 Edition
HEY! First name / 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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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:  Our office will be closing at Noon on November 22nd  and closed on November 23rd and 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. 
Christmas Holiday Hours: Our office will be closing early at Noon on December 22nd and closed on December 25th in observance of Christmas.

From the Mayor's Desk
We had a whirlwind of an October. We capped the month with two amazing celebrations of Halloween – like only we know how to do! Our police department outdid themselves and showed yet again why they’re the best with Trunk or Treat last week. 
Halloween on Rugby Ave. was another event not to be missed. We had trick-or-treaters from near and far come to enjoy the festivities. The street was full of excitement and the weather was near perfect.  
We have such a talented group of individuals who choose to lend their talents and expertise to our great city. I want to take the time to highlight two of them. Recently our Chief Information Officer, Michael Hicks, was honored with the Hershel Strickland Award by GMIS International. The award recognizes Mr. Hicks’s dedication to the organization and his commitment to furthering Government Management Information Sciences.  
Additionally, our very own Mercedes Miller, Executive Director of the GICC and the Gateway Center Arena, has been recognized by The Stevie Awards as a Finalist in the 20th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business – Female Executive of the Year. Her service to our city is unparalleled – and now it’s been recognized on a global stage!
We have so much to be proud of and thankful for in College Park. I hope you and yours have a safe, happy Thanksgiving! 

October was a month of Celebration and Community! The 7th Annual Ward 4 Citywide Festival kicked off the month with a spectacular tribute to southern legends, featuring awards, vendors, music, and special guests like the Harlem Globetrotters and Vivica Fox! We ended the month with the biggest Trunk or Treat event in Georgia, where our council members dressed up and joined the spooky fun with bags of candy.
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Check our socials and website calendar for more community events coming your way. 

We're thrilled to announce the TRU Foundation, Inc. as the Grand Marshal of our 2023 Christmas Parade hosted by College Park Recreation & Cultural Arts, recognizing their ongoing dedication to our College Park community.

Keeping You In The Know As We Grow
City Clerk's Office
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Our College Park Municipal Election Day will be held November 7, 2023
Polls open at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm. College Park residents polling locations are:
College Park Auditorium – 3631 Main Street
Camp Truitt Senior Center – 4320 Herschel Road
Godby Road Community Center – 2300 Godby Road
To find your designated polling location, visit:
Additional election information can be found on the web at:
Get out and VOTE College Park!

Congratulations to Meter Reading Supervisor Demetrice McClendon for being elected General Employee Representative and Fire Battalion Chief Jason Terry as the Public Safety Employee Representative of the City of College Park 2023-2024 Pension Committee.  McClendon and Terry will serve a one-year term.
  • Members of the Pension Committee shall include the City Clerk of the City of College Park, three (3) members of the City Council elected annually by the Governing Authority, one (1) Eligible Regular Employee elected annually by vote of all Eligible Regular Employees participating in the Plan and one (1) Public Safety Employee, as defined in subparagraph 16(b)(3)(A) of the General Addendum, elected annually by vote of all Public Safety Employees participating in the Plan.
  • No person receiving retirement benefits from the City of College Park shall be eligible to become a member of the College Park Pension Committee.

The City of College Park's Customer Service Department has been nominated for one of the prestigious CS Week 2024 Awards. These awards recognize excellence in utility customer service, and our department has been favored for its outstanding achievement in implementing the 2023 email and text message utility bill notification program through the Paymentus Corporation campaign portal. This innovation aligns with our commitment to enhancing digital engagement and customer experience.
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College Park Police Department Spreads Safety, Spookiness, and Candy at their annual Trunk or Treat event, in collaboration with College Park, Recreation and Cultural Arts. The Tracy Wyatt Rec Center was filled with over 500 attendees and was a spooktacular success!
 Special thanks to our community law enforcement neighbors. the City of College Park Departments and businesses for joining the fun!
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Our dedicated Fire Department never stops when it comes to spreading awareness on fire safety. During EMS week, they focused on crucial cooking safety tips, held a Fire/EMS Expo and conducted engaging fire safety classes for students at Woodward.
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Exciting Times Ahead in November 2023! ✈  Airport & Governmental Affairs is geared up for a productive month and continuing to pursue transportation, infrastructure, and utility grants to enhance our city's growth. Additionally, we're fostering even stronger collaboration between the city and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
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We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each one of you for your enthusiastic participation in the Niagara Perk Your Park campaign. Your nominating efforts and creativity truly showcased the wonderful spirit of our community.
Although we didn't secure the $75,000 grant this time, we are proud of the way we came together to support the Phoenix Trail. 
Congratulations to the winners of the grant!
We encourage everyone to continue enjoying the Phoenix Trail. Let's keep walking, riding our bikes, and creating cherished moments.

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