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Brookhaven mayor learns economic development insights from Houston
by Staff Reports
May 22, 2013 11:14 AM | 1798 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis joined 110 Atlanta region leaders heading to Houston, Texas last week for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s 17th annual LINK (Leadership, Involvement, Networking, Knowledge) trip.

The mayor toured Houston and attended several panels that focused on sustainable community development, transportation solutions and shared recreational spaces. This “lessons learned” approach to the program is designed to provide exemplary solutions for regional issues that can also be implemented in local cities.

The trip was an invitation only opportunity extended to Georgia’s most prestigious leaders. The cost of the trip was split between the Atlanta Regional Commission and the city. Last year participants visited Washington, D.C. to explore how education is transforming the greater Washington region through the reform of the D.C. Public Schools System. The commission selected Houston for this year’s trip based on the city’s growing multicultural population and bustling economic opportunities.

“I’m excited to learn about what Houston has done to encourage economic growth in the area and maximize budget dollars to provide the best benefits for its residents,” Davis said. “I am honored to be included in this year’s trip. It will provide in-depth insights into improvement and growth opportunities that can be implemented in Brookhaven.”

For more information about the commission and its annual trip, visit For more information about the city of Brookhaven, visit, follow the city on Twitter @brookhavengagov or Facebook at www.facebook/BrookhavenGaGov.

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