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ACC-mail :: March 30, 2017


What's New with the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County

  • Residents Sought for 13 Positions on 5 Policy-Making Boards by April 14
  • Envision Athens Community Summit on April 20
  • Leisure Services Summer Camp Registration Begins Sat., April 8
  • Video: SPLOST 2011 Project #19 - Animal Control Expansion
  • HCD Hosts Weekly Lunch & Learn Events in April for Fair Housing Month
  • Open Call for Public Art - Rails-to-Trails Project - by April 30
  • Manager's Snapshot - March Edition
  • 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition & Artist Talks
  • Video: Meet Nena Gilreath of the East Athens Educational Dance Center
Open Board Positions

Residents Sought for 13 Positions on 5 Policy-Making Boards by April 14


The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government is seeking qualified candidates to fill 13 volunteer positions on five important policy-making boards by Friday, April 14.

The positions are open on:

  • Airport Authority
  • Development Authority of the Unified Government
  • Hearings Board
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Planning Commission
For details and an online application, visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/clerkofcommission.
Envision Athens Community Summit

Envision Athens Community Summit on April 20


Help shape the vision for the future of Athens-Clarke County with the Envision Athens Community Summit on April 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Classic Center at 300 North Thomas Street in downtown Athens.

Your input and feedback will provide a foundation for recommendations to guide community and economic development for the next 20 years.

At the Community Summit:

  • Discover what was learned during the Focus on the Future workshops;
  • Hear about major conditions and trends affecting the community today, and;
  • Work together to think about the right way forward.

Following a brief presentation from the Planning Team, you’ll dive in on critical issues, providing your feedback and perspective. Then you can help prioritize actions and inform the fundamental focus of the Envision Athens work. Your participation is critical.

Find out more about the Community Summit and register at envisionathens.com

Summer Camp Registration Begins April 8

Leisure Services Summer Camp Registration begins Sat., April 8 


Summer camp registration begins Saturday, April 8 at 9:00 a.m. for ACC residents. Non-residents may register beginning Monday, April 10 at noon.

All camp registration takes place online. 
If you haven’t done so already, create a free online account.

Those wishing to apply for or renew a scholarship must do so at least five business days prior to registering for a camp or program.

Those who do not have access to a computer may visit the computer labs at East Athens Community Center at 400 McKinley Dr., Lay Park at 297 Hoyt St., or Rocksprings Park at 291 Henderson Ext.

For more information on the registration process and a list of summer camps, visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure.

Animal Control Shelter Expansion

Video: SPLOST 2011 Project #19: Animal Control Expansion


Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 2011 Project #19 involved an expansion of the Animal Control Shelter.

Check out this new video for an inside look at some of the improvements. Then we hope you'll come visit the shelter at 125 Buddy Christian Way to bring home a new family member and/or volunteer.

Lunch & Learns During Fair Housing Month

HCD Hosts Weekly Lunch & Learn Events in April for Fair Housing Month


As part of April's Fair Housing Month, the ACC Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) will host weekly Lunch & Learn events covering homelessness, fair housing, and HCD's mission and future. 

Each Lunch & Learn session is free and will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Satula Avenue Government Building Training Room at 375 Satula Avenue. Space is limited and reservations are required by the deadlines listed. 

Some sessions are designed for organizations and HCD partner agencies, while others are designed for the general public. The Lunch & Learn sessions are:

  • Thursday, April 13 - A Snapshot of Homelessness in Athens-Clarke County (for HCD's partner agencies that address homelessness). Register by April 6.
  • Thursday, April 20 - Fair Housing (for the general public). Register by April 13.
  • Thursday, April 27 - HCD: Where We Are and Where We're Going (for the general public). Register by April 20.

Registration is available online at www.athensclarkecounty.com/hcd or by calling 706-613-3155.

Open Call for Public Art - Rails-to-Trails Project

Open Call for Public Art - Rails-to-Trails Project - by April 30


The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit a proposal and images of a public art concept for consideration in the Rails-to-Trails Network project in Athens, Georgia by April 30. 

The selected artist(s) will work with the ACAC and government staff to create public art that enhances the project and complements the selected site.

Find out more details or submit a proposal

Manager's Snapshot

Manager's Snapshot - March Edition


The newest issue of the monthly Manager's Snapshot is now available. 

Snapshot is organized by "strategic commitments" that the Mayor and Commission have developed to communicate what citizens should expect from their local government.

To download the most recent Snapshot for March, read past versions, or sign up for email or text notifications when a new Snapshot is released, visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/snapshot.

42nd Annual Juried Exhibition

42nd Annual Juried Exhibition & Artist Talks


This year’s show of community-produced art was selected by guest juror Susan Krane, Oshman Executive Director of the San Jose Museum of Art.

She selected 162 works from 797 entered works of art by 313 artists. The artwork includes large sculpture, works on paper, photography, painting, fiber, and metalwork. The exhibition continues through May 6

Every Thursday in April, the Lyndon House will also host gallery talks with Juried Exhibition artists. These will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on April 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Both the exhibit and gallery talks are free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For details and a list of the gallery talk artists, visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse.

Nena Gilreath

Video: Meet Nena Gilreath of the East Athens Educational Dance Center


Nena Gilreath recently started in her new position as the Facility Supervisor for the long-running, nationally-recognized East Athens Educational Dance Center. She took over the role from Lois Thomas-Ewings, who retired after more than 20 years in the position.

Gilreath comes to Athens after 29 years of service in the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts region primarily as the co-founder of Ballethnic Dance Company. She plans to utilize her collective knowledge of the art of dance and business in her new position.

Watch this new video to get to know a little bit about Nena and her plans for the future of the EAEDC.

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