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Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) has expressed his support for Georgia's charter schools and applauded those working to expand the charter system on behalf of children, families and communities across the state.

The week of May 2 is National Charter Schools Week.

"Georgia's excellent charter school sector continues to raise the bar for educational standards, and I applaud the Georgia Charter Schools Association for their commitment to education," said Sen. Chambliss. "Charter schools' emphasis on empowering parents with public school choice, innovation and local control provide quality alternatives for many families, and they give our students a good foundation to succeed.

Georgia Cities Week in College Park April 20-23

College Park, GA --  As part of a state initiative, College Park will participate in Georgia Cities Week by hosting:

Job Shadowing Career Program with Frank McClarin High School students

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Clean Up Day in collaboration with Department of Public Works “Clean Up Month” Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 pm starting at International Discount Mall at Old National Village Shopping Center to continue in both directions on Godby Road

College Park Community “Healthy Initiative” Walk

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 11:30 am starting at Public Safety Complex

College Park Industry Roundtable Breakfast

Friday, April 22, 2011 at 9:00 am

Georgia International Convention Center; Salon 6 (Room subject to change)

Household Hazard Pick Up in coll

Share Your Vision with Atlanta Leaders April 19 - May 5

Share Your Vision with Atlanta Leaders April 19 - May 5

The City of Atlanta Office of Planning is preparing to launch Round 3 of community meetings for the 2011 Comphrehensive Development Plan (CDP).  Share your thoughts, your insight, your vision for Atlanta's future and your neighborhood. 

Atlanta non-profits, civic and community groups, neighborhood associations, citizens and businesses are invited to attend the various community meetings planned in locations throughout the city. 

All meetings are from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Can't attend?  You can also email your comments to us at cdp2011comments@atlantaga.gov.

Fulton County Launches Online Poll Worker Training

Fulton County Launches Online Poll Worker Training

Atlanta, GA--  (sent by Fulton Communications)  Fulton County’s Department of Registration and Elections will begin Online Poll Worker Training on March 31, 2011. The online training contains the same curriculum as what is taught in the existing training class.

The web-based course covers polling place procedures that are to be carried out prior to the election, during the election and after the election. It includes video demonstrations, pop quizzes and a final exam. Participants can complete each section at their own pace.

Congressman John Lewis to Receive Proclamation from College Park Mayor and Council

Congressman John Lewis to Receive Proclamation from College Park Mayor and Council

COLLEGE PARK, Ga.--  (submitted by City of College Park)

The Honorable Congressman John Lewis, recipient of the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom, will be in attendance Monday, March 21 at the meeting of the College Park Mayor and Council.  Lewis will receive a proclamation from the Mayor and Council for winning the award.

Lewis, from Georgia's 5th District, is a civil rights pioneer, and was one of the youngest speakers during the historic 1963 March on Washington. 

College Park Recognized as a Finalist in the ARC "Create" Competition

College Park Recognized as a Finalist in the ARC "Create" Competition

College park, GA--  (submitted by City of College Park)   The City of College Park attended the Atlanta Regional Commission’s “CREATE” awards breakfast Thursday, March 3rd at the Charles Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta.  College Park was recognized as a finalist among 58 entries for its Advanced Storm Water Rehabilitation application. 

Jackson Myers, the College Park engineer serving as project manager for the Advanced Storm Water Rehabilitation project, was pleased with the city’s entry. 

“We were against some stiff competition; I’m proud that we were rated among the top 4 entries in our particular category,” said Myers.

The CREATE awards recognized several areas of achievement: Community Involvement & Collaboration, Regional Prosperity & Economic Development, Environmental Sustainability, Application & Innovation in Technology and Educational Excellence.

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Fulton County Public Works Seeks Public Comment Regarding Transportation Projects

Fulton County Public Works Seeks Public Comment Regarding Transportation Projects

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Fulton Communication)  Fulton County wants your input to develop recommendations about the county’s future transportation needs through the year 2040.  The Transportation Investment Act requires each of the state’s 12 regions to conduct regional roundtable consisting of the Commission Chair from each county along with one mayor from each of the counties.

Your participation is extremely important in the planning process and to the development of the project list.