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Election Update
Local

April 18th has come and gone with all eyes on Georgia’s elections. The nation was focused on the outcome of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District seat vacated by Tom Price (Johnny Isakson’s former seat), but several local elections quietly took place.

Atlanta to Change Permit Process
Local

The City of Atlanta is working to change the permitting process in an effort to offer a more seamless process. The Office of Zoning and Development is aiming for a “One Stop Shop” by consolidating entitlement permits into a single step. OZD’s goal is to reduce the “back and forth” and streamline the development process for a more productive experience at City Hall.

Dunwoody Eyeing Impact Fees
Local

As cities try to find ways of increasing revenues, the idea of impact fees has been brought back up to the City of Dunwoody. With major new developments sprouting up, City leaders began discussing this idea at a recent retreat of the Council. Staff has said they are looking at ways to cover expenses the city is responsible for new residents as the city grows.

Grow Georgia Summit
Thursday, June 8 | 7:30 am - 11:00 am @ Twelve Atlantic Station

The Summit will expand the conversation on critical issues that will affect economic development moving forward and provide unique perspectives from business and forecasting experts on high impact topics.

This half-day gathering will focus on the urbanization of Atlanta, its impact on Atlanta and surrounding Georgia cities.

Attendees will have the option when registering for the event to receive 3 hours of CE certified by the Georgia Institute of Real Estate, your Board school!

Congratulations to Kristin Lamb!
Retiring as CEO after 28 Years of Dedicated Service to ACBR

Kristin has worked for thousand of REALTORS® over the course of her career. She retires as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ACBR, which is the largest commercial REALTOR® association in the United States with approximately 2,500 members.

2017 Legislative Recap
State

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond paid a visit to a combined meeting of the Government Affairs Committees (GAC) from the residential and commercial boards. CEO Thurmond discussed issues that affect the real estate industry, such as economic development, the water crisis and transportation.

Congress to Hear From REALTORS
Federal

Registration is still open for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC, May 15th - May 20th. This meeting is a great opportunity for REALTORS from all over the country to speak directly to their members of Congress on matters that affect the real estate industry.

Congratulations 2017 Million Dollar Club
Held Thursday, March 23rd

On Thursday, March 23rd, the 59th Annual Million Dollar Club Banquet took place at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead to honor the 501 Members of the 2017 Million Dollar Club. This year's Club produced a record setting $26 Billion in commercial real estate transactions and the Board was proud to honor our award winners for their outstanding achievements! The high energy and the positive atmosphere in the room were truly inspiring on such a celebratory evening.

DeKalb CEO Visits REALTORS®
Local

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond paid a visit to a combined meeting of the Government Affairs Committees (GAC) from the residential and commercial boards. CEO Thurmond discussed issues that affect the real estate industry, such as economic development, the water crisis and transportation.

Washington Looks at Flood Insurance
Federal

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is garnering attention in Washington, D.C. Both the House and Senate have held hearings on NFIP in recent days. Because the NFIP must be reauthorized by September 30 in order to continue selling flood insurance, the House and Senate are holding these hearings to petition ideas on how to reform this program.

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