March 2024 Edition
 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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Connecting with Mayor and Council
February marked a historic chapter for our community!  We Trailblazed through Modern Times and celebrated Historic Wins.   As legendary meetings and panels took center stage, Councilman Carn and Councilwoman Jamelle, alongside Mayor Motley Broom, had the honor of meeting with the esteemed former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. An inspiring moment unfolded as Marty King, son of Dr. Martin Luther King, shared a meaningful greeting with the daughter of Civil Rights Freedom Rider Dr. Peter Stoner and College Park Ward 4, First Lady Pamela Stoner-Gay. Born into the Civil Rights Movement, they've lived through the struggle that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act. 
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 "Women Around Our Region" (WAR) luncheon that recognized elected and appointed women officials representing Clayton County.
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Also, the Meet the Mayors event hosted by McKenzie Office Park in College Park was a good end to a month of history and a good kick off to Women's History Month with the 1st African American Mayors of College Park, Lovejoy, Jonesboro, McDonough, Forest Park, Douglasville, Palmetto, and  Clarkston share more about their communities and path to leadership.
Watch the empowering 11 Alive news story highlighting this uplifting evening.
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Let's not forget, February was a month of love, and our seniors were embraced by it at numerous events from our dedicated Councilwomen, Tracie Arnold and Jamelle McKenzie, along with our amazing Police force. We love to spread love to our seniors, ensuring they feel the warmth and care from our community leaders and first responders.
A special THANK YOU goes out to Congresswoman Nikema Williams’ office, which delivered gift baskets, extending heartfelt appreciation to our first responders.

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More exciting news! Councilwomen McKenzie & Arnold recently completed a three-day training session with  Councilwoman Veronica Parrott of Lovejoy, and Samantha Hudson of Fairburn with the Harold F. Holtz Training Institute for newly elected officials at the University of Georgia. This mandated course, offered by the Georgia Municipal Association and UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government, underscores their dedication to continuous learning. Stay tuned for more updates as Mayor and Council gear up for their retreat – can't wait to share the upcoming moments.
As the warmth of Spring and Summer approaches, our Recreation Centers are gearing up with a diverse array of programs and Councilwoman Arnold is excited. She visited the Tracey Wyatt Recreation Center to learn more about the upcoming activities planned at the center.

Ward 1 Community meeting was fact-filled  with special guests Interim City Manager Dr. Emmanuel Adediran and Chief of Police Connie Rogers. Together, they're dedicated to building a thriving Ward 1 that addresses residents' needs. Share your insights with Councilwoman Jamelle McKenzie's team by taking this brief 2-minute survey. 
Your input matters! Click Here
City of College Park Ward 4 Citywide Townhall meeting will be 
March 21, 2024 at the Public Safety Building from 6:30 pm - 8:00pm

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The Departments of Economic Development and Recreational & Cultural Arts are excited to launch the Six West Cultural Arts Initiative. The Six West Cultural Arts Initiative began as an effort lead by Recreational & Cultural Arts to identify key historic locations within the Six West development area. This effort, assist by Georgia State University, is the beginning of a trail system that will educate residents and visitors about the historic African American community which previously thrived on site. This effort is follow by a session of community charettes hosted through Economic Development, welcoming stakeholders to reimage the historic Price Barbershop and how it can be reused in the future Six West development.
Price Barbershop, located at 1988 Harvard Ave, is owned by the College Park Business and Development Authority (BIDA). Mayor & Council and BIDA agreed to remove the property from active marketing so that Sustainable Development staff may work with community stakeholders to reimage the property for reuse within the Six West development. Through the Brownfield grant offered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), staff have worked with historical preservation experts and environmental specialist to assess the property and research historical significance.
Communications has launched the Six West Cultural Arts webpage at, which provides an over view of the previous meetings and a survey seeking additional community input.
The City of College Park recognizes the importance of legacy and heritage and wants to capture our rich cultural heritage in the future development of the city. Please visit the website above to complete the survey and look out for additional information to come.
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The Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will be hosting a Careers in Aviation Expo at the Georgia International Convention Center on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 9 AM – 1 PM.  The City of College Park will participate.

1 year of making a difference! 
 Keep College Park Beautiful and Georgia Works recently joined forces, clearing 13 bags of litter and 17 tires from our city. 
As we gear up to celebrate our 1st anniversary, we're excited to reflect on our service to College Park. Join us in recognizing our incredible supporters, volunteers, and the progress we've made towards a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable city. The upcoming Silent Auction aims to fund future projects and elevate our community presence.
Let's continue beautifying College Park together.
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Chief Smarr
Division Chief of Training
We are  pleased to share some exciting news regarding College Park's recent 1st quarter Safety Committee Meeting, that took place on February 22nd. This meeting was a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to prioritize safety and risk management within the City of College Park. During the meeting, our dedicated team of stakeholders, including representatives from Human Resources, Risk Management, and our esteemed partners at Gallagher and Trident Risk Solutions, came together to discuss various safety concerns and risk management strategies. Through collaborative discussions and expert consultation, we were able to identify key areas for improvement and develop actionable plans to enhance safety measures across our city.
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Check our socials and website calendar for more community events coming your way. 
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