Snellville civic dinners tackling issues one meal at a time

Congressman Rob Woodall, Loganville Mayor Rey Martinez and Snellville Councilmember Dave Emanuel join residents at civic dinner to discuss regional issues. Courtesy City of Snellville

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Congressman Rob Woodall, Loganville Mayor Rey Martinez and Snellville Councilmember Dave Emanuel join residents at civic dinner to discuss regional issues. Courtesy City of Snellville

Thanks to an initiative of the Atlanta Regional Commission, Snellville officials and residents have begun meeting over dinner to discuss issues facing the region. The dinners bring policy discussion off the floors of congress, the statehouse and council chambers, and into a casual environment where talk is less formal, though it is summarized and sent to the ARC for review and to use to refine future plans.

“With traffic and road congestion in and around Atlanta being on the minds of anyone who has to travel in the area, it’s no surprise that mobility is one of the hottest topics discussed at civic dinners,” Snellville Councilmember Dave Emanuel said. “The conversation was lively. It was also very productive, as attendees discussed not only a variety of mobility problems and challenges, but potential solutions.”

To participate in future civic dinners email Dave Emanuel at demanuel@snellville.org.