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- Appalachia Strong: Prosperity. Progress. Growth.
An Appalachian Regional Commission Summit hosted by the State of North Carolina
- Revival: Celebrating Georgia’s Historic Theatres
Venue: Fox Theatre (Atlanta)
On September 13, 2019 at 7 p.m. Kevn Kinney will join the Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) to host an unforgettable night as the non-profit celebrates Georgia’s historic theaters and FTI’s tenth year of preserving and supporting Georgia’s most significant historic resources. With performances by Drive-By Truckers, Drivin N Cryin, and Dodd & The Councilmen (featuring Bill Berry of R.E.M and Winterville’s very own Mayor Dodd Ferrelle), along with special guests, this unique storytelling event is inspired by the essence of the Fox Theatre Institute’s mission to serve historic theatres and arts centers and keep the heartbeat of performing arts, creativity, and historic preservation alive. Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on a variety of unique rock memorabilia items in a silent auction with proceeds benefitting the ongoing outreach programs of the Fox Theatre Institute. Additionally, other notable guests will be announced as the event nears closer. Note: Artists subject to change*
Tickets to the benefit concert go on sale Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for purchase at FoxTheatre.org, the Fox Theatre ticket office at 660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 and by calling 855-285-8499. A portion of the proceeds will directly benefit the Fox Theatre Institute. Prices start at $35. For more information, visit the event page.
- GPA 2019 Fall Conference: One Georgia (50th Anniversary)
The Georgia Planning Association’s 2019 Fall Conference in Athens, Georgia.
From the heart of urban Atlanta to the quietest of rural back roads, the 2019 Fall Conference will focus on inclusivity, diversity, and recognizing the great work being done across the state by a variety of planners, designers, advocates, scientists and community leaders.
- How-to Session: Complete Count Committees
Venue: NEGRC (Athens)
The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission is hosting a Georgia Department of Community Affairs presentation on Complete Count Committees, in preparation for the 2020 Census.
Guest Speaker: Rusty Haygood, DCA’s Deputy Commissioner
Attendees will learn about Complete Count Committees and available resources to jump-start a local Complete Count Committee (CCC). Communities are encouraged to establish active CCCs leading up to the 2020 Census in order to educate residents about the importance of participating in the Census. The goal of a CCC is to maximize local Census response rates and ensure cities and counties are properly counted.
Community leaders, including elected officials, county and city managers, economic development professionals, and representatives from educational and other community institutions are encouraged to attend. To register for the meeting, please contact Monica Sagastizado, NEGRC Project Specialist, at email@example.com or (706) 369-5650.
For more information on CCCs, visit the Census Bureau’s CCC site.
- Georgia DCA Fall Conference
Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Fall Conference & 3rd Annual Awards Dinner
- Community Planning Institute: Preparing and Implementing your Comprehensive Plan
Early Bird Registration will open September 23, 2019 (Registration Information will be added to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) website on Monday, September 23):
The DCA Office of Planning, in partnership with the Georgia Planning Association, offers a class called the Community Planning Institute to Georgia’s planning commissioners, elected officials and local government staff. The Institute provides information about planning for land use, growth and development.
Preparing and Implementing your Comprehensive Plan is a 2-day class that covers the local comprehensive planning process. You may be eligible for a scholarship for this CPI Class through the Denise Abbound Memorial Fund, Georgia Planning Memorial Foundation at The Georgia Planning AssociationFor more information, click here:
This class provides:
- An overview of the importance of community planning– why we plan and who should be involved;
- A review of Georgia’s planning requirements;
- How to engage your constituents in envisioning and planning for their future;
- Plan implementation tools, including successful examples from PlanFirst communities;
- Other plan implementation tools such as local planning case studies, zoning, or form-based codes.