Councilwoman Gilyard to Host Second Environmental Forum

District 4 Councilwoman Naeema Gilyard will host “Built Environment: How Healthy is Your Neighborhood” on June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church (6175 Campbellton Road). The event, in partnership with the church and Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL), is the second part of a three-part environmental series.  It is free and open to the public.

Members of the community who attend will participate in a roundtable discussion and breakout sessions facilitated by experts. Focus areas will be: health impacts of the built environment; healthy behavior drivers; environmental stressors; and legal methods to improve the built environment.

Scheduled speakers include: Gwen Smith, program coordinator, Southface Energy Institute; Sandra Horton, senior project manager, Gude Management Group; Sir Jose Bright, president of Batho Group; and Dr. Zarinah Hud, Rebound Sports.

This event is designed to educate and empower citizens, and to provide a roadmap to achieve an enhanced quality of life.