As long as I can remember I’ve felt driven to get involved with the community and give back. My amount of civic involvement would ebb and flow based on the various stages of the startups. Over the past two years I’ve gotten even more involved in civic organizations as a representative of the Atlanta tech entrepreneurship community, working to build awareness around the importance of startups in new job creation for the region.
On the business side, I’m involved at the board/committee level with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Young Presidents’ Organization, and the Buckhead Coalition. On the civic side, I’m involved with Atlanta Rotary, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Woodruff Arts Center, and Piedmont Park.
Here are two events next month and one next year that I’m actively involved in:
- A Passion for Piedmont – Oct 16, 2014 from 7-10:30pm, celebrate Atlanta’s awesome Piedmont Park and support new additions to the park
- Art Over Buckhead – Oct 23, 2014 from 5-8pm, enjoy the new rooftop patio at the Atlanta Tech Village and support the amazing Woodruff Arts Center
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scrubs Party – Apr 25, 2015 from 8pm-midnight, hangout in a cool airplane hangar and help Atlanta’s children
Civic engagement is a personal decision and one that I’ve found very rewarding. If you’re in Atlanta, please consider sponsoring or buying tickets to one of the above events.
What else? What are some other thoughts on civic engagement for entrepreneurs?