2021 NACo Fall Board of Directors Meeting and Large Urban County Caucus Symposium

Wed. December 01
1:00 pm

All attendees are welcome to attend the mobile tour. Mobile tours will depart from the main hotel entrance. Arrive 10 minutes prior to tour departure to allow time to board the buses.

CHRIS 180

Supported by DeKalb County and other partners, Atlanta nonprofit CHRIS 180 offers extensive wraparound services to children, youth, young adults and families, including counseling, skill-building, trauma-informed care, foster homes, adoptions, assistance to those suffering or recovering from substance use disorders, and safe homes for those experiencing homelessness. After a brief presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with CHRIS 180 staff and receive a tour of the organization’s DeKalb County community.

NEW BLACK WALL STREET MARKET

With over 100 shops and restaurants, the New Black Wall Street Market is a destination for family fun, entertainment, retail, gourmet grocery shopping and fine dining. As an extension of the Allen Entrepreneurial Institute, the New Black Wall Street Market shares its mission: to increase the size and number of minority and women-owned businesses throughout the United States and globally. This new retail experience fosters operational excellence in areas such as product offerings, systems utilization, presentation and customer service. After a brief presentation in the market’s African Textile Museum, , attendees will have about an hour to shop and visit the entrepreneurs in the facility. 

Fri. December 03
9:00 am

All attendees are welcome to attend the mobile tour. Mobile workshops will depart from the conference center. Arrive 10 minutes prior to tour departure to allow time to board the buses.

THE METRO ATLANTA URBAN FARM

The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (MAUF) works to reduce barriers to healthy living by promoting agriculture to eliminate food insecurity and by offering training in sustainable, high-quality, low-cost farming and gardening. This workshop will provide an overview of MAUF’s key initiatives, partnerships and results. While exploring the property, participants will have an opportunity to dive deeper into specific elements of MAUF’s efforts with a wide range of federal, state and local partners. This is an outdoor tour. Please wear comfortable, weather appropriate attire. There will be time to change clothes before lunch. 

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