ASU hosting ‘results’ meeting

Sessions planned Thursday and Saturday

ALBANY — The Albany State University Department of Public Administration’s Lois B. Hollis Center for Public Deliberation and Participation will host the “AMPP Up the Good Life!” community planning meeting results Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. each day at Eula Lovett Hall located on the campus.

“AMPP Up the Good Life!” is a community and economic development initiative for Albany and Dougherty County. It is designed to help areas achieve a high-quality of life for all, through increased community prosperity. According to a 2014 study by the Louis B. Hollis Center for Public Deliberation and Participation, prosperity levels for Albany and Dougherty County, are 63 percent and 65 percent. The results are based upon community ideas shared during the opening series of community planning meetings that were held June 4 and June 7.

“AMPP is a great citizen participation tool for communities to use in increasing a good life for all,” said ASU Associate Professor and Center for Public Deliberation and Participation Director Dr. Veronica Adams-Cooper.

Highlights for the upcoming meetings include a discussion about the community’s strengths that were identified as the most important assets, a dialogue about the initial project and how local members can participate through community building approaches.

This event is free and open to the public. The noon meeting is a brown bag session.

For additional information, contact Adams-Cooper at (229) 420-1135 or vacooper@asurams.edu.