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ARC Seeks New Voices from Metro Atlanta’s International Community

Posted on: Jan 31, 2017

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is forming a Global Atlanta Advisory Panel to ensure that the region’s dynamic, vibrant international community is well-represented at the regional planning table. Through the panel, ARC seeks to become better informed about the experiences, insights and needs of the region’s global residents.

The Global Atlanta Advisory Panel will assist ARC by:

  • Guiding ARC’s community engagement process to ensure that the region’s international community is represented during the next update of the Atlanta Region’s Plan.
  • Engaging a broad cross-section of the region’s international community to provide feedback on key regional topics and issues of interest.
  • Informing ARC’s long-term planning about the international community’s needs and expectations.

Anyone who affiliates themselves with an international community and seeks the opportunity to influence metro Atlanta’s long-range planning efforts is welcome to apply.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 24, 2017, at 5 PM, and the first meet-up for the panel will be March 20, 2017, 5:30-8:30 PM.

The Global Advisory Panel is an outgrowth of ARC’s New Voices Initiative, which aims to make ARC’s regional planning efforts more inclusive. New Voices began in 2014 by engaging the region’s fast-growing Millennial population. ARC’s Millennial Advisory Panel members provided valuable input on a range of key regional issues, from transportation to education to healthy communities, as ARC developed its long-range blueprint for the region, the Atlanta Region’s Plan.