Council for Quality Growth's DeKalb Development Services Fiscal Oversight Committee Approved 

On Tuesday, April 14, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved the DeKalb Development Services Fiscal Oversight Committee submissions from Int. CEO after two years of working with citizens and members of the development industry, through stakeholder committees and outside consultants, as part of a previously passed (on January 13, 2015) much needed Development Services package that continues to show DeKalb's commitment to economic development and sound fiscal policies.

Council Hosts April North Fulton Advisory Committee Meeting with Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker 

On Friday, April 10, the Council for Quality Growth hosted more than 30 guests at the April North Fulton Advisory Committee Meeting featuring Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker, where Mayor Bodker discussed the city's plan for proposing a central business planning district.


The City of Johns Creek is creating a Master Plan for the central business planning district - "The District" - on 728 acres along Medlock Bridge (Georgia Highway 141) between Abbotts Bridge and McGinnis Ferry.   


Additional information about the District is available on the City of Johns Creek website and a short explanatory video is available on YouTube.


The Council would like to thank Safe Built for sponsoring the breakfast at the meeting.

Council Hosts April Cherokee Advisory Committee Meeting

On Wednesday, April 15, the Council for Quality Growth hosted nearly 20 guests at the April Cherokee Advisory Committee Meeting at the City Chambers at Woodstock. Cherokee County engineer Geoff Morton spoke briefly on transportation updates in the county, igniting a lively discussion on transportation in Cherokee County among attendees. State Senator Brandon Beach also addressed the crowd, speaking on the importance of transportation in Cherokee County. Margaret Stallings, the Principal Planner for Cherokee County, also provided attendees with updates regarding the booming number of permits in the county since 2014. 

Register Now for the 2015 SMART Airports & Regions Conference Gala Reception 

Register now for the Atlanta Airport Alliance's 2015 SMART Airports & Regions Conference Gala Reception on Tuesday, May 5 from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at the Delta Flight Museum. 

Click HERE to view the event flyer with more information. 

Shape Dunwoody to Host Public Workshops This Month

The City of Dunwoody will host two 'Shape Dunwoody' public workshops this month: 

Shape Dunwoody Workshop 3

Thursday, April 23 (6:00-8:00pm)

Dunwoody Nature Center

5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody GA 30338


Shape Dunwoody Workshop 4

Saturday, April 25 (2:00-4:00pm)

Dunwoody Baptist Church

1445 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

Meeting Room J-200 of the Fitness Center Building, behind main church building


These workshops will build on input collected at the two Shape Dunwoody Goals Workshops, held earlier this year, focusing on citywide and area specific priorities for the next five years. 


Click HERE for more information on Shape Dunwoody

Join Council Executive Committee Member Andy Macke for Comcast Cares Day on April 25th

Join Council for Quality Growth Executive Committee Member and Comcast Vice President of External Affairs Andy Macke for Comcast Cares Day, the largest single-day corporate volunteer event in the country, on April 25, 2015. Each year, Comcast and NBCUniversal mobilize our employees, families and friends to work alongside community partners and public officials to improve the communities in which we live and work. In Metro Atlanta alone, Comcast Cares Day hosted over 4,000 volunteers last year and Comcast Foundation granted over $70,000 in Metro Atlanta to local partner organizations.

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Water Professionals Appreciation Day Passes the 2015 Georgia General Assembly

Senate Bill 119 passed the Georgia General Assembly in the 2015 Session. This lesgislation establishes the first Monday in May of each year will be "Water Professionals Appreciation Day in Georgia". The Council would like to congratulate the Water Appreciation Day Partners, including:

  • Georgia Municipal Association
  • Association County Commissioners of Georgia
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce
  • Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Georgia
  • Council for Quality Growth
  • Atlanta Regional Commission/Metro North Georgia Water Planning District
  • Georgia Rural Water Association
  • GeorgiaFIRST Robotics
  • Rivers Alive
  • Georgia Water Professionals Association        

We also want to invite you to an event coordinated by the Georgia Section of the American Water Works Association, in conjunction with GAWP.  To help show the importance of water, join us on Saturday, May 2 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at SweetWater Brewery for the inaugural "No Water, No Beer" Festival.  The proceeds from this event will help to provide safe drinking water to people in developing countries (Water For People) as well as help efforts to keep our water supply clean right here in Georgia (Rivers Alive).  


Click HERE for more information and to register for this event!


Registration includes great beer, food, and music.

Click HERE to view the Water Appreciation Day flyer! 

Apply Now for the Metro Water District Basin Advisory Council 

The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District) is seeking interested individuals to serve on the six Basin Advisory Councils that help develop and implement water resources plans for the region. The councils provide valuable input to the Metro Water District's planning process and related implementation activities by representing the wide variety of stakeholders that rely on the region's water resources.


The deadline to apply is May 29, 2015.

Click HERE to view the application!
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,

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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April 16, 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

Click HERE
2015 Forsyth County 
State of the County Address
May 7

Click HERE

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




Join The Council for Quality Growth!

To view a Membership Brochure, Click HERE

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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