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Atlanta City Council Member Carla Smith Sponsors Veterans Resources Expo

Post Date:11/08/2018 11:39 AM

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Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Sandra L. McGill
Communications Specialist, Office of Communications
Office: (404) 546-1477
Mobile: (470) 698-4656

November 8, 2018

Atlanta City Council Member Carla Smith Sponsors Veterans Resources Expo

ATLANTA—District 1 Atlanta City Council Member Carla Smith will sponsor the 2018 Veterans Resources Expo on Saturday, November 17 in partnership with the City of Atlanta Commission on Veterans Affairs. The free event will take place in the old Council Chamber from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 68 Mitchell St., S..W.  (Participants may also enter the building at 55 Trinity Ave., S.W.

Veterans Resources ExpoCommemorating Veterans Day, the expo will provide veterans access to a broad range of services, including housing assistance, education, jobs and job training, health screenings and benefits counseling.

“Our veterans have answered the call to defend our freedoms, and it is absolutely appropriate that we answer the call to fulfill their needs once they return home,” said Smith. “I am happy to join the City’s Veterans Affairs Commission and our other participants in offering veterans a single location to access so many services.”

Chris Balch, Chair of the City of Atlanta Commission on Veterans Affairs, agrees. “Veterans are the life-blood of our country,” Balch said. “It is important that we tangibly show them our appreciation not only on Veterans Day, but every day, and we aim to do that with this exposition.”

Expo participants include Project Community Connections, Inc.; Veterans Empowerment Organization; the Atlanta VA Medical Center; the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency; the Georgia Department of Veterans Services; the Georgia Department of Labor; and the Georgia Department of Human Services, among others.

Melodii Peoples, Communications Specialist at the Georgia Department of Veterans Services and a board member on the Atlanta Commission on Veterans Affairs, said this is a topic close to her heart. “Each veteran’s journey is different, but it takes the same grit and bravery to accomplish the mission,” said Peoples. “It is our pleasure to serve those who have served.”

For more information on the 2018 Veterans Resources Expo, contact the office of Council Member Carla Smith at (404) 330-6039 or You may also contact Chris Balch, Chair of the Atlanta Commission on Veterans Affairs, at (404) 963-0046.

Atlanta City Council
The Atlanta City Council is the chief policy-making body for the City of Atlanta. It acts by considering and enacting all laws that govern the City. The council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City as recommended by the mayor, and it continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The Atlanta City Council reviews and has final say on many land-use and zoning matters. Major economic development projects for the City also fall under the council’s consideration.

The Atlanta City Council is comprised of 12 districts and three at-large posts. Council representatives include: Council President: Felicia A. Moore; District 1: Carla Smith; District 2: Amir Farokhi; District 3: Ivory Lee Young; District 4: Cleta Winslow; District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong; District 6: Jennifer N. Ide; District 7: Howard Shook; District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit; District 9: Dustin Hillis; District 10: Andrea L. Boone; District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet; District 12: Joyce M. Sheperd; Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond; Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland; and Post 3 At-Large: Andre Dickens.

Council information, committee agendas and more may be found on the Atlanta City Council website here. Video archives of the council’s regularly scheduled meetings, committee meetings and work sessions may be found here.



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