|Civic Roundtable Accomplishments Since 2000:
Fulton County successfully to allocate county funds to expand the
Williams-Payne Historic Site and Park as an urban gathering place and
historic education center. ($1.4 million)
(2) Lobbied Fulton County to begin a countywide Parks and
Recreation Master Plan ($350,000)
(3) Lobbied Fulton County to establish a Countywide Tree Planting
Program funded from the Fulton County Capital Improvements Program
budget. Created Trees Sandy Springs. ($% of CIP annually, $80,000 in
(4) Worked with Fulton County to assemble public and private
properties as the future Great Park at Morgan Falls. The Great
Park Master Plan will bring
together active and passive components including the Morgan Falls
Forest Preserve, existing Fulton County Youth Park, existing Eagle
Golf course, and a Morgan Falls Pedestrian Bridge which will link to
existing parks and paths in Cobb County.
(5) Organized a public meeting to encourage civic participation and
funding for the new programs.
(6) Organized a private meeting with the Fulton County
Commissioners and staff to garner support for funding.
(7) Established the Sandy Springs Conservancy as a non-profit
organization to carry on the greenspace program initiated by the Civic
Roundtable. The Conservancy with Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful
carried out a major volunteer cleanup over two weekends in early 2002,
and is working on identified projects.
Barb Prebble, as a board member of the Civic Roundtable during this
period, and as Marketing Communications Manager for SSRI, contributed
to this effort primarily by providing newsletter, web site, e-mail
network and meeting planning support for the public involvement
aspects of the initiative.
Pictured above l-r: Ed McBrayer with the Path Foundation, and Linda
Bain and Joey Mayson representing the newly formed Sandy Springs
Conservancy present an update on the parks initiative at a Sandy
Springs Business Association breakfast meeting.