Dunwoody City Council has decided to upgrade the Create Dunwoody organization to increase the city’s efforts to create an experience.
The council approved the creation of the “Create Dunwoody Alliance” at its Monday meeting, an attempt to update Create Dunwoody, a public art organization that was created alongside the city’s master plan for art and culture in 2018.
Support and funding for the organization will come from a partnership between the city, the Dunwoody Development Board and the city travel organization Discover Dunwoody. According to city documents, the city will offer the alliance annual funding of $ 35,000 with a five-year commitment. In the past, Create Dunwoody has been a volunteer organization.
“We offer to work with the City, Discover Dunwoody and the Office of Development to fund employees or staff for this organization to enable them to then go out, deliver programs and receive sponsorships,” said Economic Development Director Michael Starling. .
A note on the alliance says the group will be responsible for coordinating experience-building activities, such as festivals and concerts, across the city. Earlier, Starling discussed the initiative with the Dunwoody Office of Development in a November 18, 2021 a meeting where authorities voted to approve a five-year investment of $ 175,000, subject to the participation of the city and Discover Dunwoody.
Starling said the specifics of how the group will function are still unknown and depend on meetings between the city, the Office of Development and Discover Dunwoody. Two members of the Development Administration, Terry Polk and Susan Mitchell, attended the meeting and worked with Starling on the initiative. Starling said that along with an annual budget of $ 35,000 they will also ask two members of Discover Dunwoody’s board and two board members to sit down with members of the Development Board and work out the details of the plan.
Council members Catherine Lawtenbacher and Joe Sekander volunteered to serve as two representatives of the city. A Discover Dunwoody spokesman said their representatives had not yet been elected.