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ARC’s CREATE Community Awards Honor Local Governments
ARC’s CREATE Community Awards Honor Local Governments

ATLANTA — (ARC) Through the annual CREATE Community Local Government Awards program, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will recognize five local governments for their innovation and efforts to make the Atlanta region a better place.

The CREATE awards recognize several areas of achievement: Community Involvement & Collaboration (Fayette County), Regional Prosperity & Economic Development (City of Stone Mountain), Environmental Sustainability (Gwinnett County), Application & Innovation in Technology (Fulton County) and Educational Excellence (City of Decatur).

Community Involvement & Collaboration:

AWARD WINNER – Fayette County, Fayette Counseling Center’s “Legacy Build” Project

Faced with the possibility of losing their community’s public mental health facilities, a number of local governments, businesses, faith-based organizations and private citizens in Fayette County came together to build a larger, better facility. And, for the first time in its 30-year history, the county’s counseling center will operate in a space designed for its needs.

The three-year project resulted in a 4,000 square-foot facility that was literally built by the community it serves. The Fayette County government provided the land, Square Foot Ministries guided construction of the facility, and the workforce included both professional contractors and citizens, many of whom worked on weekends to see the project through. Even local businesses pitched in, donating approximately $450,000 in materials.

A breakfast to honor the winners and finalists will be held at the Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community on Thursday, March 3 at 7 a.m. To register for the breakfast, visit ARC Online.