At ARC Civic Dinners, metro Atlanta residents sit down together and break bread while having focused, meaningful conversations about issues that matter.
Civic Dinners are meant to be fun, and they’re designed to break down barriers.
They’re also critically important. Your input will help ARC and all our regional partners understand what matters to real metro Atlantans as we begin the work of updating The Atlanta Region’s Plan, our blueprint for the future of metro Atlanta.
How a Civic Dinner works
One person chooses to host a meal with a diverse group of five to 10 people — friends from work, church, the neighborhood, or folks you just want to get to know better. Hosts invite guests to sign up online.
The host chooses one of ARC’s Civic Dinner topics to explore:
Mobility: Metro Atlanta’s rapidly growing population is seeking vibrant, walkable communities, greater access to green space, and improved housing options.
Livability: Metro Atlanta’s rapidly growing population is seeking vibrant, walkable communities, greater access to green space, and improved housing options.
Prosperity: As the world changes, the Atlanta region must invest in its people to develop a highly educated workforce to meet the needs of 21st century employers.
Host Guides Make It Easy
We provide a kit with detailed instructions for guiding each conversation. Everyone pays for their own meal or brings a dish if it is potluck, so there is no cost burden on the host.
You can host a civic dinner at your local taco joint, throw some burgers on the grill, order pizzas, or serve up a gourmet feast. It’s your dinner, your choice.