AB67 is comprised of leading young professionals (under 45) who have shown an interest in serving as advocates for the Atlanta BeltLine in support of the mission of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.
Join AB67 to Make a Difference
Membership is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who represent various industries, organizations, and communities interested in the success of the Atlanta BeltLine vision, including artists, philanthropists, partners, sponsors, and educators, as well as health and wellness, nonprofit and business professionals
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Member Commitments and Responsibilities
- Attend quarterly meetings to be briefed on the progress of the organization as well as current events and activities. (These meetings will contain a networking component)
- Regular committee meetings as needed by each committee and members will assist with various projects and events which may require an additional time commitment.
- Within the first 3 months of service, members will be required to complete an Atlanta BeltLine Bus Tour.
- AB67 members are required to participate in at least 2 ABP events each calendar year.
- AB67 members commit to giving or sourcing an annual personal contribution.
- Nominations (including self-nominations) should be sent to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a professional bio for review.
- Recruitment begins in late summer for the following calendar year’s AB67 class.
- All candidates will be evaluated by the Recruitment Committee based on current capacity, as well as the current make-up of the group. It is important that a variety of individuals across various sectors and communities are selected to achieve a diverse, balanced membership.
- Candidates will be required to submit a formal application with a statement of purpose and to participate in an interview with a member of the Recruitment Committee and/or Atlanta BeltLine staff member.
Terms of Service
Members agree to serve a two-year term. Those seeking to renew their term may be eligible for re-nomination pending current capacity.
Building Social Equity Into the BeltLine: An MBA Student Reflects on a Year of AB67 Service
Stephen Spicher is in his second year serving on the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s AB67 young leaders group. Spicher is also in his second year as a student in the full-time MBA program at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. Spicher recently wrote a blog about his experience as an AB67 member that was posted to the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business’s website and we’d like to share his words with you.
The Partnership is proud to have Spicher as an AB67 member and we applaud his passionate support of our mission to help create a more equitable and sustainable Atlanta BeltLine.
“I did not want to join AB67 just because the BeltLine has a bunch of good hangout spots (although it does). What drew me to the BeltLine was its foundation on all three pillars of sustainability: social equity, economic viability, and environmental protection. During my time in the Marines, I had learned about the importance of all three pillars without even realizing it. In Afghanistan, for instance, one of my responsibilities was to negotiate with local landowners for the use of their land for our various bases. The idea that both parties were equally reliant on each other for economic and physical safety made me realize the importance of connecting with your neighbors in order to develop a community that can benefit everyone. The BeltLine’s mission of creating equitable, inclusive, and sustainable city life aligns perfectly with values that were instilled in me on my deployment.”