Smart Planning Having been a Chamblee resident for 17 years, Karen has seen Chamblee bloom and grow with increased development. As new resources and amenities come to Chamblee, we must recognize the impact of these changes on all of the members of our community. Creative thinking is needed to ensure economic growth comes to all Chamblee residents so that as a city we can prosper together.
Diversity Chamblee is truly an international city. The needs and opinions of our diverse residents must be taken into account in planning decisions in order to preserve the qualities that make Chamblee unique. Karen is serving as a member of the Dresden Elementary School Education Foundation, and is reaching out to strong community leaders in our international community. Engaging organizations like CPACS (Center for Pan Asian Community Services), Los Vecinos de Buford Highway and We Love BuHi will keep the city listening to ALL its citizens. Chamblee must strive to engage the whole of our diverse community so that we all can thrive.
Arts Investing in shared public performance spaces can drive economic growth, enhance health and wellbeing, and make our city a safer place to live. Karen is a member of the newly formed Chamblee Public Arts Commission, which is committed to making our public spaces beautiful and creative. As we continue planning for our city's future, we must encourage the growth of the arts in our schools and in our community at large. Through artistic expression, all of Chamblee can nurture the human connections that make our city a great place to live.