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Georgia Power, Uber, and Delta Air Lines Sign on as ARC’s 2018 Strategic Partners

Posted on: Apr 25, 2018

(ATLANTA – April 25, 2018) The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) today announced that Georgia Power, Uber, and Delta Air Lines are the agency’s inaugural Strategic Partners as part of a new initiative aimed at engaging local stakeholders in supporting ARC’s efforts to improve quality of life in metro Atlanta.

ARC’s Annual Strategic Partners initiative provides increased opportunities to raise awareness of the work the agency is doing to benefit the region, while soliciting additional public input to inform program and policy development.

“The fact that these industry-leading corporations stepped up to support this initiative right out of the gate speaks volumes about their commitment to our region’s success,” said Doug Hooker, ARC Executive Director. “These strategic partnerships will strengthen our ability to address the region’s biggest challenges.”

Georgia Power, the state’s largest electric utility, has partnered with ARC at the Visionary level.

“For more than a century, Georgia Power has remained committed to strengthening local communities and cultivating impactful partnerships with organizations and leaders that share our desire to make Georgia the best place to live and work,” said Bentina Terry, Senior Vice President for Georgia Power’s Northwest Region, including Atlanta. “As the metro Atlanta region thrives as one of the most vibrant areas of the country, we look forward to continued collaboration with the ARC on initiatives that will further drive growth and improve quality of life for millions of Georgians.”

Uber, the global ridesharing company with a regional office in Atlanta, is also partnering with ARC at the Visionary level.

“Uber is proud to be an ARC Strategic Partner,” said Uber Southeast General Manager Kasra Moshkani. “Both Uber and ARC are committed to improving mobility and quality of life in metro Atlanta, which is essential to securing the region’s economic competitiveness. Uber is constantly innovating, expanding transportation access, and helping reduce congestion by getting more people into fewer cars. ARC, through its robust planning and programmatic work, shares in this spirit of innovation.”

Delta Air Lines has partnered with ARC at the Innovator level.

“We’re excited to help the Atlanta Regional Commission make progress on the critical issues affecting the future of the Atlanta region,” said Tad Hutcheson, Managing Director of Community Engagement at Delta. “Delta Air Lines is deeply committed to improving metro Atlanta, which has long served as our corporate home. We proudly give back to key charitable organizations, with a focus on advancing education, improving global health and wellness, and supporting our armed forces and veterans.”

 

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 73 other cities.  The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention and planning resources on key regional issues.

Contact:
Paul Donsky
(470) 378-1510
pdonsky@atlantaregional.org

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