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Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”

Spelman announces honorees, speakers for 2015 Women of Color Conference

Spelman announces honorees, speakers for 2015 Women of Color Conference

ATLANTA -- Dynamic women visionaries who are leading in the field of technology will be honored at the 11th Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference May 13-14, 2015, in Atlanta.

“Technology is embedded in everything we do,” said Smith. “This year’s conference will offer bold, new-age strategies on how to successfully navigate and harness the influence of various digital platforms and concepts that impact our reality. It will also focus on how women of color are a critical part of this digital movement. The digital world transcends demographics and is a driving force in our society, which makes the topic and timing of this conference ideal.”

Donna Brazile to deliver Spelman College commencement address

Donna Brazile to deliver Spelman College commencement address

ATLANTA -- Donna Brazile, an academic, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, and political strategist, has been named commencement speaker for the Spelman College Class of 2015. Brazile, who will receive an honorary degree, will address more than 475 graduates on Sunday, May 17 at 3 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center.

“Donna Brazile has been a trailblazer in the political arena and a staunch advocate for human and civil rights,” said Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum. “We are pleased she will have an opportunity to impart words of wisdom to Spelman graduates as they begin the next phase of life's journey, and join the ranks of Spelman alumnae who have made a choice to change the world.”

Georgia elections director Linda Ford resigns

Georgia elections director Linda Ford resigns

ATLANTA -- Georgia elections director Linda Ford has resigned at the request of Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

Kemp said Friday that the resignation was due to 7,690 voters being moved from inactive to cancelled status within 90 days of an election. The change, which occurred in February 2014 under Ford's supervision, happened six days after more than 312,000 Georgia voters were changed from inactive to cancelled during a standard update process required by law.

"All of the voter records moved from inactive to cancelled status met the requirements for having their status changed. These changes simply took place after the federal deadline," Kemp said in a statement. "This situation may seem like a minor issue to some, but to me, it is very serious."

Spelman College names new president

Spelman College names new president

ATLANTA -- Spelman College will have a new president this summer.

The Board of Trustees announced Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell will take over the reins as the college's 10th's president on August 1.

Campbell has served as dean emerita of Tisch School of the Arts and university professor at New York University.

Current Spelman President Dr. Beverly Tatum will step down at the end of this school year.

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts conversation with Heidelberg Project creator

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts conversation with Heidelberg Project creator

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host Connecting the Dots: The Heidelberg Project and the Power of Art, a special conversation with Aku Kadogo, international theater director, choreographer, educator, creative producer of cultural arts projects and Spelman Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the Arts, and Tyree Guyton, creator of the renowned Heidelberg Project of Detroit, Thursday, Mar. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Acting on his vision many years ago, Guyton set out to respond to a city that was in a state of disrepair and despondency.  Now in its 30th year, The Heidelberg Project is a thriving arts organization that aims to inspire and enrich all those who experience it.

Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

On February 4, 2015, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners appointed Commissioner Joan P. Garner, District 4, to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

 

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine,” stated Commissioner Joan P. Garner. “This is an exciting time to be part of an endeavor that will enhance and connect the communities located along the BeltLine in District 4.” 

Members of the Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors shall initially serve staggered terms of two (2) years and after the initial terms have expired, serve for a term of four (4) years (subject to the concurrent service requirements set forth herein).