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ARC Civic Dinners

Atlanta Regional Commission is the regional planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta region. In short, ARC helps to focus the region’s attention and resources on critical issues. ARC’s Civic Dinners give metro Atlanta residents the opportunity to sit down together and break bread while having focused, meaningful conversations about issues that matter.

Civic Dinners are meant to be fun, and they’re designed to break down barriers. They’re also critically important. Your input will help ARC and all our regional partners understand what matters to real metro Atlantans as we begin the work of updating The Atlanta Region's Plan, our blueprint for the future of metro Atlanta.

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One person chooses to host a meal with a diverse group of six to 10 people – friends, colleagues, neighbors, or people you just want to get to know better. We recommend stepping outside your social circle for a more productive experience. Hosts invite guests to sign up online.

The host chooses a topic to explore:

The Atlanta region will add 2.5 million people by 2040. How we get around, by car, train, bus, bike or our own too feet will impact our collective quality of life. It's time to come together and have a real conversation about the future of mobility in the Atlanta region.

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This conversation explores how everyone in the Atlanta area can gain access to affordable housing. Having affordable housing allows people to pursue educational opportunities and seek well-paying jobs, leading to healthy lifestyles. Ensuring affordable housing for all also makes sure metro Atlanta remains successful and competitive in the decades to come.

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The Atlanta region is a dynamic place, with a rapidly growing population that is getting more diverse and older. Residents of all ages and abilities are demanding a better quality of life. They’re seeking vibrant, walkable communities, greater access to parks and greenspace and improved housing options.

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By 2030, one in four residents in metro Atlanta will be over the age of 60. People who age in their communities and have adequate access to services generally have better health and quality of life. Achieving policies and practices that fully include older individuals in community life begins with challenging common negative stereotypes—and that’s where this conversation starts.

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As the world changes, the Atlanta region must invest in its people to develop a highly educated workforce to meet the needs of 21st century employers. Join us at the table for a conversation about economic prosperity and inclusion for all.

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The Atlanta Region is one of the fastest growing job markets in the country, fueled by a highly educated workforce and a relatively low cost of living. But are people adequately prepared for the available jobs? Too many people in our community are either unemployed or underemployed. At the same time, employers struggle to fill job openings with qualified workers.

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MARKETING YOUR CIVIC DINNER

YOU are amazing! Thank you for diving in and helping ARC and all our regional partners understand what matters to real metro Atlantans as we begin the work of updating The Atlanta Region's Plan, the blueprint for the future of metro Atlanta.

We've created copy/paste messaging to help recruit attendees at your dinner.

COPY, PASTE + POST

 

FACEBOOK

  • Edit accordingly if you're a group or organization hosting
  • Edit with your unique URL from civicdinners.com/ARC
  • Like and [TAG @] us at @AtlantaRegionalCommission and @civicdinners
  • Include #ARCCivicDinner #CivicDinners
     

Post 1: Call for Dinner Guests

I'm hosting a Civic Dinner on behalf of [TAG @AtlantaRegionalCommission]! Join me [insert date and time] for a night of meaningful and important conversations exploring what matters to real metro Atlantans when it comes to [insert conversation title].

Learn more about this cool collaboration with [TAG @CivicDinners] and [TAG @AtlantaRegionalCommission] and register at [link to your unique URL - copy/paste from civicdinners.com/ARC]

#ARCCivicDinner #CivicDinners

 

Post 2: Call for Hosts

[TAG @AtlantaRegionalCommission] is looking for leaders across the Atlanta region to host a Civic Dinner on exciting topics spanning from Mobility to Affordable Housing. You'll join a movement of hundreds of conversations that will help ARC and all our regional partners understand what matters to real metro Atlantans as we begin the work of updating The Atlanta Region's Plan, the blueprint for the future of metro Atlanta. 

Getting started is easy. Just sign up to host, select a location (your house or quiet restaurant), invite a diverse group of friends and neighbors, and download the step-by-step Host Guide that includes everything else you'll need.   

www.civicdinners.com/ARC #ARCCivicDinner #CivicDinners


TWITTER

  • Edit accordingly if you're a group or organization hosting
  • Edit with your unique URL from civicdinners.com/ARC
  • Like and [TAG @] us at @AtlantaRegional and @civicdinners
  • Include #ARCCivicDinner #CivicDinners

 

Tweet 1: Join My Civic Dinner

I've joined @AtlantaRegional and @civicdinners to host a Civic Dinner on [insert date]. Grab your seat at the table for a night of meaningful and important conversations exploring what matters to real metro Atlantans when it comes to [insert conversation title]. Signup --> [link to your unique URL - copy/paste from civicdinners.com] #ARCCivicDinner

 

Tweet 2: Host a Civic Dinner

Rally your community around the dinner table, host your own Civic Dinner! @AtlantaRegional and @civicdinners makes it easy: https://www.civicdinners.com/ARC #ARCCivicDinner


EMAIL

  • Edit accordingly if you're a group or organization hosting
  • Use your unique dinner URL that you created on civicdinners.com/ARC
  • Copy/paste and send to friends and colleague

Hey [best person ever],

I'm hosting a Civic Dinner on [insert conversation title] on [insert date and time] at [awesome location of your Civic Dinner] and would love it if you could make it!

This isn't just any dinner. This conversation is one of hundreds happening across the Atlanta region. With these dinners, ARC is giving metro Atlanta residents the opportunity to sit down together and break bread while having focused, meaningful conversations about issues that matter. Your input will help ARC and all our regional partners understand what matters to real metro Atlantans as we begin the work of updating The Atlanta Region's Plan, our blueprint for the future of metro Atlanta.

You can anticipate some good food and good company, and some really meaningful and important conversation around how we can help plan for the future of ATL. 

You can learn more about my Civic Dinner and register at: [link to your unique URL - copy/paste from civicdinners.com]

I hope you can make it and join in on what should be a great night!


INSTAGRAM

Save and share image for the conversation you are hosting at your dinner.

  • Edit accordingly if you're a group or organization hosting
  • Edit with your unique URL from civicdinners.com/ARC
  • Like and [TAG @] us at @PlanAtlanta and @civicdinners
  • Include #ARCCivicDinner #CivicDinners
     

Post 1: Call for Dinner Guests

I'm hosting a Civic Dinner on behalf of [TAG @PlanAtlanta]! Join me [insert date and time] for a night of meaningful and important conversations exploring what matters to real metro Atlantans when it comes to [insert conversation title].

#ARCCivicDinner #CivicDinners #PlanAtlanta

 

Post 2: Call for Hosts

[TAG @PlanAtlanta] is looking for leaders across the Atlanta region to host a Civic Dinner on exciting topics spanning from Mobility to Affordable Housing. You'll join a movement of hundreds of conversations that will help ARC and all our regional partners understand what matters to real metro Atlantans as we begin the work of updating The Atlanta Region's Plan, the blueprint for the future of metro Atlanta. 

Getting started is easy. Just sign up to host, select a location (your house or quiet restaurant), invite a diverse group of friends and neighbors, and download the step-by-step Host Guide that includes everything else you'll need.   

www.civicdinners.com/ARC #ARCCivicDinner #CivicDinners


LINKEDIN

  • Edit accordingly if you're a group or organization hosting
  • Edit with your unique URL from civicdinners.com/ARC
  • Like and [TAG @] us at @AtlantaRegionalCommision and @civicdinners
  • Include #ARCCivicDinner #CivicDinners

Post 1: Call for Hosts

[TAG @AtlantaRegionalCommision] is looking for leaders across the Atlanta region to host a Civic Dinner on exciting topics spanning from Mobility to Affordable Housing. You'll join a movement of hundreds of conversations that will help ARC and all our regional partners understand what matters to real metro Atlantans as we begin the work of updating The Atlanta Region's Plan, the blueprint for the future of metro Atlanta. 

Getting started is easy. Just sign up to host, select a location (your house or quiet restaurant), invite a diverse group of friends and neighbors, and download the step-by-step Host Guide that includes everything else you'll need.   

www.civicdinners.com/ARC #ARCCivicDinner #CivicDinners