Quickly becoming known as “the city that connects,” Mayor Donna Pittman’s annual State of the City address, slated for April 28 in Flowers Park, 5921 New Peachtree Road, will give the public insight to Doraville’s progress over the past year and outline what is planned for 2017 and beyond.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with presentation of colors by the Dunwoody High School Color Guard, a performance by the school’s a cappella choir and a ceremonial ribbon cutting re-dedicating the newly-renovated park. Popular food trucks will be onsite for dining options.

Mayor Pittman’s comments will include a review of key accomplishments for 2016 such as plans for a new city center, introduction of a New Peachtree Road streetscape concept and creation of the Design Doraville initiative that will provide a blueprint for Doraville’s growth for the next 20 years. Guests will also hear about the many events and development plans on tap for the coming year and the years ahead.

Home to the municipal swimming pool, Flowers Park recently underwent a $1.7 million makeover. The park’s retaining wall, between the city swimming pool and the Doraville Police Department lot, has been raised and backfilled and features new amenities including a picnic pavilion and playground.

A property trade with nearby First Baptist Church created a boundary adjustment that allowed for the realignment of the entrance to the pool. That area, formerly wooded and unusable, has been replaced with walking trails, a small play area and tables and benches that can be used as a gathering spot.

A free concert by A1A, the Jimmy Buffett tribute band, will follow the mayor’s presentation at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsors for this special event include the City of Doraville, MARTA, Waste Pro and Century Communities.
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