Council for Quality Growth Hosts 11th Annual Meet & Greet with County Commission Chairs & Metro Region Mayors

On Wednesday, March 25, the Council for Quality Growth hosted the 11th Annual Meet & Greet with County Commission Chairs & Metro Region Mayors at the Georgian Club. With more than 350 guests in attendance, including more than 75 elected officials, the event was a great success. 

The Council would like to thank Council members, Board members, Attorney General Sam Olens, State Representatives and State Senators, Metro Region Mayors, County Commission Chairs and Commissioners, City Council Members and many more elected officials for contributing to the event's success. 

The Council would also like to thank the following sponsors for making this great event possible: 

Presenting sponsors Comcast, Gas South, Georgia Power, and Morris Manning & Martin.

Gold sponsors Atlanta Gas Light, CH2MHill, Georgian Club, Jacobs, Pursley Friese Torgrimson, and Winter Construction. 

Silver sponsors ATKINS, Atlanta Apartment Association, Brown & Caldwell, Cumberland CID, Gresham Smith and Partners, Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman, T.Y. Lin International, and Wolverton & Associates.

Bronze sponsors Edward Andrews Homes and Silverman Construction Program Management. 

Council Serves as Supporting Sponsor at Clayton Chamber's 2015 Clayton State of the County Address

The Council for Quality Growth served as a supporting sponsor at the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Clayton State of the County Address on Thursday, March 26 at Clayton State University, where Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner addressed more than 200 guests. 

Council for Quality Growth Hosts March Gwinnett Advisory Committee Meeting with Commissioner John Heard

On Tuesday, March 24, The Council for Quality Growth hosted Gwinnett County Commissioner John Heard at the March Gwinnett Advisory Committee meeting. Commissioner Heard gave a quick update on transportation development in the county before engaging in a lively discussion with attendees. 

Council for Quality Growth Hosts March Cobb Advisory Committee Meeting with Commissioner JoAnn Birrell

On Wednesday, March 25, the Council for Quality Growth hosted Cobb County Commissioner JoAnn Birrell at the March Cobb Advisory Committee meeting. Commissioner Birrell addressed more than 30 attendees about developments and redevelopments in her district, as well as the 'Keep it in Cobb' initiative. 

Click HERE to view Commissioner Birrell's presentation.

Council for Quality Growth Supports CID Development Around Metro Region

The Council for Quality Growth published an op-ed in support of the Metro Region's CID's for the economic  development and billions of dollars they have leveraged for transportation and infrastructure projects. The Council recognizes the tremendous benefits CID's provide for this Region and continue to offer our support in their success. 

Click HERE to read the full article. 

Council Members Invited to Participate in a Survey Regarding Permit Delays in the Metro Atlanta Area
In an ongoing effort to collect feedback from our members on the permitting process with various local governments in the Metro Region, we have created a survey in order to understand your experiences.  Please read below and take the survey. This is anonymous feedback and will help us at the Council convey to the over 125 local governments we work with, the experiences our members are having based on your direct feedback. Thank you.

Council Seeks Input From Members Working in Clayton County For Development Review Process Audit
The Council's planning and zoning consultant, Jahnee Prince, is conducting an audit of the Clayton County Development Review Process and Ordinances. You are invited to participate in this important project to improve Clayton County's Community Development Department. 

Please contact Jahnee Prince at the Collaborative Firm at or (404) 684-7031 to participate. 
In the Loop: Millennials and the Future of the Housing Market: A Critical Period of Growth
The future of housing looks different than it did one decade ago. The conversation has changed from single-family detached to attached single- and multi-family units. 

Council for Quality Growth's 5th Annual CID "Fly Over" Video Released
As you recall last year, on November 12, 2014, the Council for Quality Growth sponsored the 5th Annual CID Recognition Program. Jones Lang LaSalle paid homage to the CIDs accomplishments by taking the attendees on an aerial journey through Metro Atlanta in the year 2025.  The journey termed the "Fly Over" used a Google Earth type technology created by Jones Lang LaSalle known as Blackbird to view the collective impact. The Council for Quality Growth would like to share this aerial adventure to all those who were not able to attend the event.  

To view the video and fly with us

To follow along using the speech,

Joint Congressional Hearing on Proposed "Waters of the US" EPA Rule: Council for Quality Growth Receives Mention by Congressman Woodall 
A joint hearing between the Senate Environment and Public Works and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committees on a proposed rule by the EPA to restore Clean Water Act protections, that would be detrimental to many aspects and areas of the development industry, was held Wednesday, February 4th, in Congress, with newly appointed Transportation Committee Member, Georgia Congressman Rob Woodall, representing Georgians with concerns on the impact of the proposed rule.  

The Council for Quality Growth shared our concerns with Congressman Woodall, which he references at the 2:35:14 mark of the video, with a specific reference to the Council for Quality Growth at the 2:38:22 mark.  We would like to thank Congressman Woodall for addressing the concerns of the Council and the broad spectrum of industry interests.

Click HERE to view the video.

To read the letter the Council submitted as well as the Proposed Rule, click Read More

Council Presents 2015 Advisory Committee Schedule and Speakers
The Council for Quality Growth Announces the 2015 Advisory Committee Schedule.  Click HERE

The Council hosts about 80 advisory committee meetings each year featuring guest speakers such as:
  • Congressman Rob Woodall 
  • Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell
  • Cobb Chairman Tim Lee
  • Georgia House of Representatives Minority Leader Stacey Abrams
  • DeKalb County Int. CEO Lee May
  • Cherokee County Chairman "Buzz" Ahrens
  • Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash
  • County Commissioners Region-Wide
  • Mayor's Region-Wide
  • City Councilman Region-Wide
  • and many more local, county and state leaders can view below by expanding your screen or clicking below to view the 2015 Advisory Committee Schedule. 
What are the Council Advisory Committees?  Please click HERE to see who the Council has previously hosted.

Advisory Committee meetings are for Council members only. Please click HERE for more information about joining the Council for Quality Growth. 

Click HERE to view the 2015 Advisory Committee Schedule. 

Click HERE to view a PDF of the 2015 Advisory Committee Schedule and Speaker Lineup 

The 2015 Calendar is updated weekly with new Speakers.  Be sure to go to the Council's Website at and click on the Events Calendar link for the most up-to-date 2015 calendar.
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March 27, 2015

What are Council Members saying about their investment in the Council for Quality Growth?

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
2015 Fulton County 
State of the County Address
April 30

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Atlanta Business Chronicle Highlights Council Advisory Committees



In a special section featuring the Council for Quality Growth and its Four Pillar Tribute, the Atlanta Business Chronicle featured the work of the Council's seven advisories and the role that they play in helping to shape the continued growth of the Metro Atlanta Region. The article features examples of the types of policies that have been influenced by Council Advisory committees, as well as quotes from Council members on the benefit that Advisories provide to their businesses.


To read the article, click HERE.

Events, Policy Highlights & Advisory Updates




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Advisory Committees

Each month, the Council holds Advisory Committee meetings for members. These meetings occur at the same day and time each month and offer members the opportunity to interact with state and local elected officials, as well as county and city staff, including county and city managers, planning and zoning staff, transportation staff, economic development heads and watershed management staff.


Advisory Committees are one of the premier benefits of Council membership and all members are encouraged to attend. As a member, you are eligible to attend any of the Advisory Committees listed below.

  • To learn about each of our seven Advisory Committees in more detail, click HERE.
  • To see a schedule of all Advisory speakers, click HERE.
  • To see a master schedule of all meeting times and locations, click HERE.
  • To see a calendar view of this information, view the calendar below or click HERE.

Please contact James Touchton at for more information or to be added to one or all of the Advisory email lists.

To view all Advisory Committee Meetings, 

Click HERE

To view the Advisory Calendar on the Council Website and Register Online for the Advisory Meeting of your choice, 

Click HERE

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