Upcoming event – LudaFamDay – September 1

Greetings Chairman Ward and Mr. Brown —

I hope this email finds you well. My name is Shawntel White. I am working with The Ludacris Foundation to organize an upcoming event impacting your Neighborhood Planning Unit.

Event Overview:

Date: Saturday, September 1
Time: 1PM-7PM
Host: The Ludacris Foundation
Location: Friendship Field
Address: MITCHELL ST SW Atlanta, GA 30314 (33.753860, -84.403014, across from Friendship Baptist Church)
Est. Attendees: 15,000 people

Purpose: to uplift families and bring resources to the community.

Details: This neighborhood festival will host live music, carnival games and amusements, various food trucks and food vendors, as well as a variety of neighborhood merchants and small businesses. We will also be collaborating with health service providers to provide on-site health screenings to all attendees.

Please find attached the festival details which includes the security plan provided by Lieutenant Jeff Baxter as well as the emergency and waste management plans.

Thank you for all the great work you do in the community. It makes us proud to be a positive impact in the community. We look forward to sharing more details with you as we continue to plan this event and finalize our permitting.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Ms. Roberta Shields — President of The Ludacris Foundation — at THELFINFO@GMAIL.COM.

Community Economic/Jobs and Career Opportunity This June: Two Weeks Of Training For Long Lasting Green Jobs and Careers With Livable Income

Two-Week Courses Open The Door To Lifelong Green Jobs and Careers


KPJ Green Technologies, Inc. President Emile Paradis, a Marine Corps veteran and innovative entrepreneur, has exciting news to share:  for 2 weeks of training and 2 weeks of on-the-job work experience, community members can be ready to accept green job opportunities as well as enter green careers.  Jobs and careers that not only help sustain communities — but that sustain individuals and families, too.

From June 18 to June 29th, the free entry-level training courses will be offered through KPJ’s Operation Smart Move Training Program in partnership with various organizations, including WorkSource Georgia through the City of Atlanta.

“We want to bring these new Green jobs and professions to the community members and neighborhoods that need it the most, because we know the potential growth of these job and career fields.  The training is entry-level and easy to understand, with immediate work experience that has trainees ready to apply for job opportunities with committed contractors that are immediately available.

“We will work with any community members as well as neighborhood and faith organizations who have the commitment and the need for true job opportunities with livable income.  That’s what we’re here for.”

To sign up for the two-week training or to learn more, contact:

Emile Paradis
Operation Smart Move

For Training Flyer, click HERE

Roadshow +Grant Program LAUNCH! and more…

Hello HERCULES SAB members!

 Now that we’re hopefully all rested from the long weekend, I am writing with two important requests for you:

1.       We are now accepting applications for the revised Shaheed DuBois Roadshow and Community Grant Program! Please share this opportunity among your networks by either sending the attached flier and application, or directing people to our website. We would greatly appreciate it if you would help us to track our dissemination efforts by contributing to this spreadsheet. You can either suggest people or organizations for us to send it to, or note who you have sent it to so that we don’t overlap (if you will send the info, please note your name in the spreadsheet). Thank you!!

2.       At the last SAB meeting the idea of creating a structure to better integrate HERCULES scientists with our SAB was proposed. We would like to have a specific proposal ready before our July SAB meeting. Please send us any ideas or examples that you have for this type of structure!

 Thanks everyone!

Don’t Get the Boot Campaign | June 1st – June 15th

There’s relief for those issued parking citations.  Help us spread the word!

The City of Atlanta and ATLPlus will sponsor the “Don’t Get the Boot” program to promote parking education and assist in the resolution of unpaid parking citations.  This program will waive late penalties added to citations issued before March 24, 2017. The “Don’t Get the Boot” program will only last 15 calendar days ( Friday, June 1, 2018 through Friday, June 15, 2018) and will be limited to citations issued before the ATLPlus program began. Citations rates will be reduced to the original fine amount.  At the end of the late penalty waiver program, all outstanding citation amounts will go back to their previous amount and include the previously added late fees.

For addition information on Don’t Get the Boot program visit:https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/public-works/office-of-transportation/parking-services/don-t-get-the-boot-program

To pay outstanding citations visit: www.ATLPLUSmobility.com

You are encourage to share this information with your constituents and contacts.

Georgia Power’s Lake Safety News

Georgia Power kicks off summer with new water safety PSA

Longstanding program focuses on simple water safety tips

ATLANTA – May 25, 2018 – Georgia Power released a new public service announcement (PSA) highlighting water safety as the Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer boating season. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children 1 to 4 years of age, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health and SPLASH, a longstanding Georgia Department of Natural Resources initiative supported by Georgia Power, aims to greatly reduce the number of these deaths and injuries.

SPLASH encourages citizens to follow these simple tips when enjoying beaches, pools, lakes, rivers and other bodies of water:

  • Supervision – Designate an adult to watch children at all times. Do not assume someone else is watching.
  • Prevention – Wear personal flotation devices (PFD or life jacket), install fencing around pools, and use drain covers in pools.
  • Look before you leap – Never jump into water without knowing how deep it is and what is below the surface.
  • Arm’s Length – Adults should be arm’s length to children in water, and safety tools such as hooks should be nearby at all times.
  • Swim Lessons – Knowing how to swim greatly reduces the chance of drowning. Classes are often available through the Red Cross or YMCA.
  • Have a Water Safety Plan – Know what to do during an emergency.

Georgia Power, the largest non-governmental provider of recreation facilities in Georgia, provides recreational opportunities yearround for the public at more than 40 sites across the state.  The company owns and operates 15 lake properties across the state for power generation and resident recreation, and makes it easy to find a Georgia Power lake near year by visiting www.GeorgiaPowerLakes.com. In addition to detailed information about all of the Georgia Power properties, including facilities and amenities, local attractions and water safety information, the site allows visitors to check current lake conditions, virtually explore camp sites and browse an interactive fish guide for each of the lakes.

Upcoming Atlanta BeltLine Public Meeting on Monday June 4

Join Mayor Bottoms and panelists in a conversation about equity and how Atlanta can be a City for all.

Our second Quarterly Briefing of 2018 will kick off with a brief introduction of the Atlanta BeltLine project followed by project updates and a facilitated panel discussion focused on equity.
Featured panelists include:

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms | Mayor, City of Atlanta
  • Brian McGowan | President & CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
  • Brandon Riddick-Seals | Interim CEO, Atlanta Housing
  • Tim Keane | Commissioner of Planning, City of Atlanta
  • Odetta MacLeish-White | Managing Director, Transformation Alliance
  • Nonet Sykes | Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Monday, June 4 from 6pm-8:30pm

Friendship Baptist Church
80 Walnut Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30314


Proposed Legislation – Finance/ Exec Committee (NPU Review & Comment Item)

Good afternoon NPU Leaders,

Please see attached for proposed legislation (18-O-1299) set to be heard by Finance/ Executive Committee on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 1 pm. This item will be on ALL June NPU agendas for review & comment.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this item ahead of your June meeting, please direct them to Theo Pace at tpace@AtlantaGa.Gov.

18-O-1299 – Business License Admin Fees

Casting Family Reunion TV Show In Georgia


My name is Russell Berman and I am casting a FAMILY EVENT TV SHOW for one of the major cable networks.

I was hoping you could help get the word out to the families in your neighborhood organization. Would you be kind enough to share our casting information and casting flyer on your social media, website, newsletter or email blast.  If you know anyone personally who might be interested please let them know as well.

We are looking for families who are having a large scale event in Georgia (like a family reunion, anniversary, birthday party etc.) with more than 75 people attending during the months of July 2018 through October 2018.

With the help of our professional event planner and his team, we will work with the family’s budget and help them plan, organize and execute an event of epic proportions for their group.

Please call me if you have any questions.  I appreciate any help you can provide.  The deadline to apply is June 15th.




Is your family having a large scale event in the state of Georgia (like a family reunion, anniversary or birthday party)?

Our professional event planner and his team want to help you plan, organize and execute a reunion of epic proportions!

To APPLY for the show, please complete the application below:


or email reunions@pitmancasting.com for more info!

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