West End Livable Centers Initiative Community Workshop

This significantly impacts the Mechanicsville community, so your attendance is strongly encouraged!
The City of Atlanta Department of City Planning and The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. have teamed up to coordinate two planning efforts The West End Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) and Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 1 Plan update. Collectively, these plans will reflect the community’s vision and today’s market conditions, while incorporating an action-oriented implementation plan. Additional information is included in the attached fact sheet.
Community Workshop
Saturday, July 13, 2019
9:00am – 1:00 pm
Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
504 Fair Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Portions of Mechanicsville, Adair Park, and Pittsburgh are included in the planning area, so community members are strongly encouraged to attend. Though the first kick off meeting will be this week, the first workshop will be held in July.

You can learn more by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/events/318232272450276/


Save the Date: 2nd Annual Dunbar Elementary 5K Walk, Run, and Bike

Greeting Partner and Friends of Dunbar

Save the Date September 28, 2019

We cordially invite you to participate in our second annual 5K Walk, Run and Bike:). This event will raise money to provide quality educational programming for students at Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School. The event will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. Your sponsorship will help defray the cost of organizing the event. Funds received from sponsorships are used to register students and parents and provide complimentary drinks and snacks for each race participant. The Georgia Federation of Public Service Employees (FPSE) will sponsor the first 100 participants from each school. Participation fees from our partners and friends fees are just $35.00. All checks should be made payable to the Atlanta Partners for Education (APFE).

Please come out and support :).


Michelle Byrdsong-Walker M.Ed
Parent & Community Engagement Specialist
Atlanta Public Schools
Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School
500 Whitehall Terr. SW Atlanta, GA 30312
P: 770-572-6563
O: 404-802-7950

Summerhill jobs training – Center for Workforce Innovation


We wanted to share information from the Center for Workforce Innovation (CWI). CWI is a partnership with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Committee for Progress, and numerous local companies that are committed to the training and hiring of local talent. We are proud to partner with this organization that offers training for skills and jobs that will be needed for upcoming projects in Summerhill.

Be on the lookout for an invite for our next Quarterly Meeting.


MARTA Station Renaming Project

Dear Community Leader:

The Collaborative Firm is conducting community outreach to discuss transit station renaming on behalf of MARTA.  I am reaching out to you because your neighborhood transit station is on the list for consideration.  MARTA leadership is eager to gather community input regarding station renaming through a series of community meetings that would include your neighborhood organization membership and various other groups located near the transit stations identified.

I have listed below the transit stations included in the MARTA Station Renaming Project.  These stations were identified because of the changes in the surrounding communities such as new facilities or landmarks.  Our goal, on behalf of MARTA, is to engage community members who have ideas about renaming their neighborhood transit stations.  To that end, we will gather information by sharing a presentation detailing the process for renaming consideration and interactive activities that will encourage community input.  We will then provide MARTA with a summary of the findings for their review and use.

Identified MARTA Stations for Renaming

  1. Ashby Transit Station
  2. Bankhead Transit Station
  3. Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Transit Station
  4. Civic Center Transit Station
  5. Lakewood-Fort McPherson Station

More information can be found here: MartaRenaming_InviteFinal_Dome

Opportunity for Level 1 Soil Erosion Certification

Greetings Water Enthusiasts and Fellow Green Equity Comrades,
I wanted to reach out to share an opportunity to get certified in Soil Erosion by Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. If you are interested please know this is an 8 hour commitment. If you can commit to the entire day, please contact me by June 18 to confirm your participation.
I have been working with the Department of Watershed Management’s Cory Rayburn to offer this certification course FREE OF CHARGE. We have 20 slots of our 25 available and need to have at least 12 slots filled for the training to occur. At this point we have filled 5 slots. Please note the certification is being offered for free from the original $120. That said, please mark your calendar after you get a confirmation from me.
Saturday, June 22
Outdoor Activity Center
Arrive between 7:30-7:55am so we can start promptly.
8:00am – 4:00pm
Certification on Soil Erosion for builders, contractors, developers, site superintendents, grading and utility contractors, and monitoring consultants