Meeting & Event Calendar

Inclusive Community Engagement COVID-19 and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color throughout metro Atlanta, and relief and recovery efforts are compounding existing inequities. This webinar focuses on increasing understanding and capabilities for inclusive community engagement initiatives among communities of color, immigrant communities, and low-income communities during the crisis and beyond.

Federal Funding for Capital and Planning Projects to Address Economic Impacts of COVID-19

The public health crisis has become an economic crisis. Jonathan Corso, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) representative for Georgia, explains how $1.5 billion in EDA funding included in the federal stimulus package can help communities and businesses statewide respond to the economic impacts of COVID-19 through capital and planning projects. He will also outline...

Supporting Local Businesses During COVID-19

COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on small businesses across the country and in the Atlanta Region. This webinar focuses on how local governments and economic development organizations are using a combination of federal resources and local innovations to help local businesses.

Atlanta Regional Commission Board Meeting

The ARC Board meets at 1:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month, January through October, and the first Wednesday of December. Agendas and minutes of each meeting are offered below.

Adapting Municipal Budgets in Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has local governments across the country and the Atlanta region bracing for substantial impacts to their budgets. The City of Atlanta alone expects the pandemic to cost up to $40 million, with an 80% drop in hotel-motel tax collection and an expenditure of at least $17 million for coronavirus-related costs. This webinar will focus...

COVID-19 Economic Impacts on Metro Atlanta (Initial Analysis)

The pandemic is also an economic crisis. ARC’s Mike Carnathan explores the industries and residents most impacted and discusses preliminary results from ARC’s economic impact forecasting models. Also, Peter Bluestone and Robert Buschman of Georgia State University’s Fiscal Research Center discuss their latest research, which explores the impact on Georgia’s economy and sales tax revenues.

Transportation Demand Management in Metro Atlanta

Social distancing has dramatically changed travel patterns across the Atlanta region, and some of the changes are likely to stick even after more offices and businesses reopen. This webinar explores the economic impact that COVID has had on the region, the transportation demand management (TDM) response to the pandemic, and the national and local TDM...

Regional Philanthropic Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, philanthropic organizations in metro Atlanta are uniquely positioned to help stabilize the community and address the future. This webinar highlights the work of the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (a partnership of the Community Foundation and United Way) and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Resources: Presentation (PDF)

How ARC is Serving the Region’s Older Residents During COVID-19

This webinar will educate attendees about the wide-ranging ways that ARC works with older individuals and aging providers in the 10 counties — and what’s available to them — including Empowerline, whose website and phoneline provide free, helpful resources regarding issues from transportation, to housing, to help caring for loved ones.

Atlanta Regional Commission Board Meeting

The ARC Board meets at 1:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month, January through October, and the first Wednesday of December. Agendas and minutes of each meeting are posted prior to each meeting.

Strategic Relations Committee Meeting

The Strategic Relations Committee offers policy and program guidance to the Communications & Marketing, Community Engagement and Government Affairs divisions, which are part of ARC’s Center for Strategic Relations. The current meeting agenda and other meeting assets can be found on the Strategic Relations Committee page.

Going Back to School in the Midst of COVID-19 – A deep dive on strategies designed to keep kids and staff safe

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the public education sector upside-down. Schools are reopening all over the world. As metro Atlanta looks to safely reopen schools this year, many questions abound. This webinar is a dialogue that will cover ‘back to school’ approaches and obstacles for our region’s education systems: How are public school systems planning...

What We Know (or think we know) About The Economic Impact of COVID-19

“Mike & Mike” (Alexander and Carnathan) will team up to give an update on the current socioeconomic conditions here in Metropolitan Atlanta. This interactive webinar will marry the latest real-time socioeconomic data with human behavior data to stitch together a narrative to help explain how Metro Atlanta is grappling with the public health and economic...

Priming Your Community For Place-Based Economic Development

Place-based economic development is the art of strategically identifying and working with community assets and stakeholders to develop public and private spaces with the goal of attracting new investment, strengthening existing businesses, and creating a cohesive community vision. This webinar will provide best practices for implementing place-based economic development, while highlighting examples in Georgia as...

NOTICE: Gov. Brian Kemp has extended a public health emergency declaration and a statewide shelter-in-place order for older adults and medically fragile residents through June 12.

The Atlanta Regional Commission office at 229 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, is closed to the public until further notice. All employees are working remotely and conducting business operations. ARC employees can be contacted directly during normal business hours. However, if you need immediate assistance call 404-463-3100.

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