Residents of metro Atlanta’s international community are invited to apply for a new advisory group being formed by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the Global Advisory Panel. The purpose of the panel is to ensure that the region’s dynamic, vibrant international community is well-represented at the regional planning table. Through the panel, ARC hopes to become better informed about the experiences, insights and needs of the region’s global residents.
The panel is part of ARC’s New Voices initiative, which aims to expand the community of participants in ARC’s outreach activities. It will be led by ARC’s community engagement manager, Elizabeth Sanford. “In the two decades I’ve lived in Atlanta, the region’s international community has experienced exponential growth, and I’m excited to be part of a program that brings new perspectives from this community into discussions about the region’s future,” said Ms. Sanford.
The Global 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 identifies with an international community and would like the opportunity to influence metro Atlanta’s long-range planning efforts is welcome to apply.
ARC will be accepting applications for the panel now through February 24. The first meet-up for the panel will be held March 20 at 5:30 PM.
To learn more about the panel and to apply, visit: newvoices.atlantaregional.com/global
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.