Decatur Reacts to “Great Places” DesignationDecatur Metro | November 1, 2012 | 10:57 am
Eric points to this new article in the Neighborhood Newspapers this week, which gets reaction from the Atlanta Regional Commission, Mayor Floyd and Asst. City Manager Lyn Menne regarding the city’s recent rare designation as a “Great Place”. According to the article, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area was the first recipient in Georgia to receive the designation last year. Here’s an excerpt…
Mayor Bill Floyd said the city was thrilled to be chosen for the award out of all the great places in metro Atlanta.
“Downtown Decatur is great for residents and visitors, because it is so walkable and there is always something going on,” Floyd said in a statement.
Reuter said the jury that selected the award winner — a group which included area architects and planners — recognized Decatur as being a modern downtown community where residents and visitors have plenty of options.
“The city of Decatur puts a lot of effort into creating a strong sense of community,” said Lyn Menne, assistant city manager for community and economic development.