Transform Westside Summit February 17, 2017
The featured presenter for our Feb. 17 Summit was Commissioner Tim Keane of the City of Atlanta’s Department of Planning and Community Development, who presented the Atlanta City Design Project.
The project was launched in January 2016 to envision what Atlanta should look like decades from now, promoting sustainable design that incorporates the social, economic and environmental needs of an Atlanta that can be one of the most livable cities in the country.
The project – which incorporates public engagement and input – will ultimately result in a plan to guide how Atlanta can grow equitably and sustainably while maintaining its core character.
Click here to read more about the project.
Click here to view Commissioner Keane’s presentation.
We also announced the launch of the Westside Future Fund’s Westside Neighborhoods Beautification Project. the pilot job training and placement program created to help Westside residents carve out career paths while cleaning up the community. Program partners Integrity CDC and Valkill Industries were on hand with three program participants to share the progress of the program thus far. Click here to learn more about the project.
Special thank you to our Summit sponsor Chick-fil-A and to Rev. Howard Beckham, Senior Pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church and Founder/CEO of Integrity CDC, for leading our morning devotion.*
The Transform Westside Summit is held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and is free and open to the public. Registration for future Summits is available on the main Events page of our website.
*Many in our community are driven by their spiritual faith to participate in the Westside revitalization effort. The time at the beginning of our meetings is an opportunity to share various inspirational reflections. While the speakers may articulate their personal faith, it is meant to be inclusive, inspiring and meaningful. All are welcome.