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Atlanta City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond Introduces Measure to Rename the Adamsville Natatorium and Recreation Center to the C. T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center

Post Date:11/28/2017

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November 28, 2017  

 

Atlanta City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond Introduces Measure to Rename the Adamsville Natatorium and Recreation Center to the C. T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center

ATLANTA –  The Atlanta City Council’s Community Development/Human Services Committee on Tuesday approved an ordinance to rename the Adamsville Natatorium and Recreation Center in honor of long-time District 10 City Councilmember C.T. Martin, who has represented the Adamsville community since 1990. (Legislative Reference No. 17-O-1797)

The full city council will vote on the recognition during its regularly scheduled meeting at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4 at Atlanta City Hall. The measure was introduced by Post 1 At-Large City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond.

“I can’t imagine a more deserving person who has represented this community admirably for nearly 30 years,” said Councilmember Bond. “Councilmember Martin is truly an indelible part of the Adamsville community and someone who has spent his entire life in service to others and his heart and soul in putting citizens in a better place.”

During his tenure, Martin pushed initiatives to serve the youth of Atlanta. He secured funding in the late 1990s for a new facility. Construction on the state of the art recreation center at 3201 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive was completed in 2003.

In his first term, Martin spearheaded a historic first for the 10th District: an initiative to unleash economic power in the district with the creation of the Martin L. King, Jr. Drive Merchants Association.  A long-time activist of southside development, Martin also fought to include the designation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive corridor as a priority in a master redevelopment plan for the city’s southside.

Martin also established the very first youth commission in the city’s history.  The commission’s goal is to interact with other state, local, religious and educational agencies to ensure that Atlanta’s children are given every opportunity to reach their greatest potential.

Martin’s term in office ends on Jan. 2, 2018.

On Nov. 20, the council approved a resolution calling for the recognition of Martin and his achievements as a member of the legislative body. (Legislative Reference No. 17-R-4667)

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