Engaging the Public to Help Address Key Regional Issues
Metro Atlanta is a dynamic, fast-growing place, with an increasingly diverse population that holds a wide range of viewpoints and perspectives about the region.
It’s critically important that the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) receives robust public input to ensure that the agency’s long-range plans reflect the region’s needs and desires. ARC also strives to provide resources to help community members understand key issues and challenges facing the Atlanta region.
There are many ways to engage with ARC and have your voice heard. It’s critical that ARC engages with a diverse group of residents and stakeholders.
How to Get Involved
How to Stay Informed
ARC’s Community Engagement Efforts
ARC’s New Voices initiative seeks to engage metro Atlanta’s diverse communities to help the agency plan for the region’s future. The Millennial Advisory Panel, brings young adults to the planning table, while the Global Advisory Panel, engages metro Atlanta’s dynamic international community on regional planning issues.
Metro Atlanta Speaks
Each year, ARC and its community partners conduct the Metro Atlanta Speaks public opinion survey to take the pulse of metro Atlanta residents and help guide the region’s planning and decision-making.
Community Engagement Network
Every other week, ARC sends the Community Engagement Network e-newsletter to inform subscribers about upcoming public engagement meetings and events throughout the region. The newsletter also includes resources and tips useful for public engagement strategies, with a focus on transportation information. Sign up today.
Regional Equity and Inclusion
ARC places an emphasis on regional equity and inclusion to ensure that both policy and public engagement opportunities are inclusive of a broad range of people and perspectives, with a particular emphasis on disadvantaged and underrepresented populations.