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Public invited to learn about smart growth strategies

Public invited to learn about smart growth strategies

Residents and business owners are invited to learn more smart growth strategies at a public forum with Smart Growth America on April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Commission Chambers at Government Center (700 Poplar Street).

The forum is part of free, grant funded technical assistance program offered by Smart Growth America. The organization will be meeting with the community and representatives from Macon-Bibb County, the Urban Development Authority, New Town Macon, Chamber of Commerce, Planning & Zoning, the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, Industrial Authority, Development Authority of Bibb County, and the College Hill Alliance.

Macon-Bibb Procurement Department highlighted in ‘Get to Know’ video feature

When Macon and Bibb County consolidated and became Macon-Bibb County, new departments were created and directors hired. To help educate people about the new departments, the job functions in them, and the people working to make them and the entire government successful, MaconBibbTV is highlighting them in a series of videos.

Click here to watch the newest video and learn more 
about the Procurement Department and its director, Nyseha Daley.

Macon-Bibb explores way to improve personal, community financial independence

In late February, Macon-Bibb County hosted the Chief Executive Officer of the Operation HOPE South Eastern Region, James Bailey, to meet with local leaders about the possibility of his program expanding into our community.

Operation HOPE is a leading global financial dignity nonprofit that has provided financial empowerment to more than 2.2 million people since 1992, and Macon-Bibb County is exploring how its model of financial empowerment can best service our community. In addition, Macon-Bibb would like to learn from the organization’s extensive work on teaching financial literacy to at-risk youth, credit score education and counseling, and supporting entrepreneurship through business mentorship and startup capital. Macon-Bibb was introduced to Operation HOPE model through its participation in the White House’s Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) initiative.

Parks & Rec hosts Adult Field Day

Field Day…Ah the memories. Team t-shirts, 50 yard dash, tug of war, over under; all on the hottest day of the school year, of course. But what if you could experience that elementary school fun as an adult? I think you see where this is going… You CAN!

On May 16, Parks & Rec will host the 2nd Annual Adult Field Day at Luther William Field. Our events are top secret, but you and your team can expect to participate in events such as dizzy bat relays, egg toss, flip cup, and an obstacle course. In addition to this day of nostalgia, you will also get to enjoy giveaways, crown competitions, and live music. Check out MaconBibbTV’s coverage of last year’s Adult Field Day by clicking here.

Male mentors needed in Macon-Bibb

ommissioner Al Tillman and Mentors Project Executive Director June O’Neal put out a community challenge on Thursday, March 19 for males to mentor youth in Macon-Bibb County. According to Mrs. O’Neal, there are children asking for mentors so they can graduate and go to college or the military.

“We have almost 40 young men waiting for someone to step forward and help them be successful; these are young men that are looking for guidance and help from us,” said Mrs. O’Neal. “An hour a week can make all the difference in a child’s life. It’s up to us, the adults, to help them find their dreams.”

February 2015 SPLOST Financial Statement

To help keep the public updated on the progress of projects, Macon-Bibb County releases monthly financial statements for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds. In an ongoing effort to increase and improve the information provided to the public about the SPLOST, a new interactive online map was launched to show how funds are being spent on each of projects.

Bowden Golf Course listed in National Register of Historic Places

The Charles L. Bowden Golf Course, located on Millerfield Road in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 2015. The nomination was sponsored by the City of Macon and the Macon Golf for Kids program.