Quote:  "There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."  Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469 - 1427.

Challenging the old order -- and succeeding -- has its rewards.  Here Sandy Springs Revitalization, Inc. Project Manager John W. Cheek accepts the award for "Outstanding Plan Implementation" at the Southeast Region American Planning Association Conference held in Atlanta, September 1999.  

A key component for the successful implementation of the Sandy Springs Revitalization Plan has been the multi-faceted outreach effort --including newsletter, web site, e-mail network, media relations  and public involvement -- that served to inform and engage citizens  about the goals and activities of SSRI.