Invest Atlanta Joins 8th Annual APAB Citizen Engagement and Community Day

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Invest Atlanta took an active role in the Atlanta Planning Advisory’s Citizen Engagement and Community Day, held at Zoo Atlanta on October 14. Dawn Luke, Senior Vice President of Community Development, shared information about community development and housing finance with the attendees.

The annual event, now in its eighth year, aims to equip Atlanta residents with the information they need to mobilize their communities for positive change. This year’s event was themed, “MY City…YOUR… City…OUR City,” and several panel discussions convened in the morning covered issues such as Economic Development, Health and Wellness, and Community Organizing and Public Policy. In the afternoon, attendees had the chance to participate in charrettes on affordable housing, economic and community development, and mobility.

Those who were able to attend gained valuable insights on how to advocate successfully for the resources, services, and programs they need to empower and strengthen their communities.

The Atlanta Planning Advisory Board (APAB) draws on representation from the City of Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) system and partner organizations. APAB’s mission is to facilitate citizen participation in advising City Administration and City Council on issues, goals, and objectives relative to Atlanta’s Comprehensive Development Plan. Bill Bozarth is the APAB representative on the Invest Atlanta Board of Directors.