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3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

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Wednesday, August 9 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Beyond Library Walls: Community Engagement Models

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Learn about two community engagement models that resulted in new and improved services.  Amy Phuong, the Commissioner of Atlanta’s Department of Parks and Recreation will disclose how they re-opened all 33 of the city’s recreation centers and turned them into safe havens where the city’s young people could receive academic enrichment, engage in physical fitness activities and learn character-building skills.

Dr. Gabriel Morley reveals Atlanta’s strategy to garner 65 percent of voters in Atlanta–Fulton County to approve a $275 million bond referendum that funded eight new libraries in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library and two expanded libraries. You will view some these library designs and unique features.  The second phase will include 23 renovated libraries and plus $85 million toward renovated Central Library.  Hear about the largest library building program in Georgia history and the campaign to get citizen buy in.  Councilwoman Mary Norwood will present a proclamation to Black Caucus.  


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Gabriel Morley

Director, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
Dr. Gabriel Morley is director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. Prior to becoming the library director in Atlanta, he was director of the Calcasieu Parish. Dr. Morley was also director of university libraries at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. Before that, he... Read More →
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Amy Phuong

Commissioner, Parks & Recreation, City Of Atlanta
Amy Phuong, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the City of Atlanta, is one of Mayor Kasim Reed’s youngest Cabinet member, joining the Administration in 2010. Prior to her appointment, Amy served as Chief Service Officer for the City of Atlanta. For more than a decade, Amy... Read More →

Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Atlanta City Hall