Johnston, ARC leadership program

Johnston (J.D. ’08) Selected for ARC Leadership Institute

Karen Johnston (J.D. ’08), assistant director of Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, has been selected for the 2014 Atlanta Regional Commission’s prestigious leadership program.

During the intensive Regional Leadership Institute in September, national and regional experts will provide a framework for understanding organizational and institutional processes and responsibilities for regional planning, problem solving and community building.

“This program will open up new doors for our collaborations here at the center,” Johnston says. “I’m excited to deepen ties in the community as I network and share our own great work.”

From key players involved, Johnston will an inside look at the biggest regional issues facing the metro area as she learns about  demographic shifts, infrastructure challenges, transportation and economic development among the topics.

“The idea of the Regional Leadership Institute is to bring together people who are leaders in their local communities and invite them to see things through a regional and national lens,” says Douglas Hooker, ARC executive director.

“The program helps community leaders reach across jurisdictional lines and develop the strong ties necessary for collaboration on regional challenges and opportunities,” Hooker says. “This cooperation is critical for the future of the Atlanta region.”

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