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Start of construction at Rosa Jackson Recreation Center celebrated

A major overhaul is coming to the Rosa Jackson Recreation Center in East Macon-Bibb. To hear from the construction team, the head of the Recreation Department, and the Commission about how this upgraded recreation center will affect Fort Hill and East Macon-Bibb, click here.

People in the Fort Hill neighborhood can look forward to a new gym ready for basketball and volleyball, updated bathrooms, a brand new building, two exercise rooms, a welcome center, a computer lab- and that’s just the inside. Outside, there will be new courts, a new pavilion, playground- and most exciting: a splash pad for kids of all ages. For more information about the SPLOST and how this project fits in Macon-Bibb’s Strategic Plan, click here.

 

Macon-Bibb to help people with financial literacy, stability

In mid-January, Macon-Bibb County was recognized and featured at the HOPE Global Forum in Atlanta. This year’s focus was Reimagining the Global Economy: The Future of Inclusion, and Macon-Bibb was included because it is the first mid-sized city to open an Operation HOPE Inside Center, which will become a model for other cities to improve the people’s financial stability. 

As part of the Forum, Macon-Bibb and partners were part of a panel discussing the need in our community to reach out and work with people on their knowledge and ability to stabilize their finances, and what those efforts will mean to the community as a whole. Presenters on the panel included Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert, Macon-Bibb Economic Opportunity Council Executive Director Sarita Hill, Macon-Bibb Assistant County Manager Charles Coney, and Small Business Affairs Director Dr. James Bumpus.

Macon community center to hold Youth and Family Day

Macon community center to hold Youth and Family Day

A free Youth and Family Day will be held at the Buck Melton Community Center in Macon in February.

It'll be February 27th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, drinks and door prizes.

For more information, call 478-743-2587.

Pedestrian Fatality Review Board developing safety education campaign

The Commission approved requesting funds from either the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office or Macon-Bibb’s General Fund, and from the Macon-Bibb Board of Health, to fund a campaign aimed at educating the public about pedestrian and traffic safety, in the hopes of putting a stop to deaths along our roadways

To read the full resolution, click here.

As part of its first Forward Together Strategic Plan, the Commission identified Safe Neighborhoods & Safe Communities to be one of its priority Focus Areas. The Pedestrian Fatality Review Board is seeking ways to make roads safer for pedestrians and creating a more walkable city.

Macon-Bibb named top city for resolving issues

Macon-Bibb County remains one of the top cities in the country to resolve issues reported by the public using the SeeClickFix online and mobile application. Since July 2015, SeeClickFix has ranked the top 30 cities in America by the number of issues resolved, and Macon-Bibb has spent most of the time in the Top 10, broken into the Top 5 in December, and earned a Top 10 for all of 2015.

In addition to the rankings, SeeClickFix used Macon-Bibb’s success with the system registering people for new garbage and recycling carts in its year in review graphic. We have also been featured in 2015 on several blogs and videos produced and promoted by SeeClickFix, as well as having the opportunity to present at a national conference and on a national webinar on how to use technology to help the public. All of their rankings and infographics can be found at http://blog.seeclickfix.com.

Macon-Bibb remains a Top 10 Fixer City

Since July 2015, SeeClickFix has ranked the top 30 cities in America using its online and mobile application to help people resolve issues. Each month, the Top 30 Fixer Cities are announced, ranked by the number of issues resolved, and for November, Macon-Bibb County remained in the top 10 of cities across America, earning the number 8 spot with 520 issues resolved.

To read the November 2015 list of Top Fixer Cities, click here.

MLK Commission in Macon-Bibb announces year of events

On December 14, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announced its annual series of event to honor and remember the civil rights leader. At the same time, they partnered with The Mentors’ Project to pack bags for those in need this holiday season.

A website has been launched listing all of the events and connecting the Commission with organizations that want to help with an event or host their own. The press conference was covered by MaconBibbTV and can be viewed by clicking here, and the website can be found by clicking here