Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Active Living Advisory Board

Two New Volunteer Boards Created

The Decatur City Commission has created two new opportunities for citizen involvement:

The Active Living Advisory Board provides advice and support to the Active Living division to better manage and expand city programs that encourage an active, healthy lifestyle for all citizens. The board will assist with existing programs like Safe Routes to School, help design a citywide health and fitness initiative to be launched in 2009, recommend new programs and assist in the implementation of many of the recommendations found in the Community Transportation Plan. This board will include nine members.

The Environmental Sustainability Board combines the responsibilities of the existing Greenspace Commission and the Waste Management Advisory Board, and fulfills the requirements for the establishment of a Stormwater Management Advisory Board. This new nine-member board will provide recommendations to the City Commission regarding the city’s environmental regulations, plans, and initiatives. In addition, it will assist with implementation of city projects that impact the natural environment to protect and improve the quality of life for citizens and property owners in Decatur. Members of the Environmental Sustainability Board shall demonstrate interest in support for the efficient and effective implementation of the goals and mission of the city’s environmental program.

Residents interested in being considered for one of these two volunteer boards should complete a Statement of Interest form, and send it to the City Manager’s Office, P.O. Box 220, Decatur, Georgia 30031; fax it to 678-553-6518; or scan it and send via email: to

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