GPA Planners Lunch – May

May 12, 2010

The Northwest Georgia district of GPA would like to invite you to attend the May 12th GPA Planners Luncheon in Cartersville. The topic is “Planning for Parks and Greenspace in Tough Times”, and the event will be held at the new Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum, conveniently located on Interstate 75. The event includes a meet-and-greet, lunch and discussion, and museum admission. The event has been submitted for CM credits.

Discussion will include challenges and opportunities for planning to add or make improvements to parks and greenspace in communities. Examples will be given from the Rome-Floyd County Parks & Recreation department, as well as from the City of Cartersville Parks & Recreation department. In addition, current and near-future federal funding opportunities for greenspace and tree plantings will be discussed by a representative of Rolling Hills RC&D (Resource Conservation and Development) Council.

A similar event was held in early 2009 in Cartersville, and there was 100% attendance, filling up well before the event date. Seating is limited and you must register to reserve a seat. If you are interested, contact Richard Osborne, City Planner for Cartersville, at or 770-387-5614. We hope to see you in May.