Background & Formation

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Millennials were born between the years 1982 and 2004. Their generation represents 25 percent of the population of metro Atlanta. They will live and work in the Atlanta region, shaping and leading it for the next 30 to 40 years.

To help ARC and its member cities and counties understand and reach out to this group in new and innovative ways, ARC worked with C&M/Civic Strategies and Aha! Strategy to identify the unique needs of this generation and to develop a citizen‐engagement process that Millennials could relate to.

REPORT – Engaging Millennials at the ARC Table

ARC’s report, Engaging Millennials at the ARC Table, asks key questions about the Millennial generation to gauge the impact they will have on the region’s future, including:

  • Who are the Millennials and how are they different from other generations?
  • How do Millennials in the Atlanta area feel about issues of concern to ARC, such as transportation and land use, economic development, the environment and quality of life?
  • What can the Atlanta region and its communities do to increase the region’s appeal for Millennials?
  • How can ARC stay abreast of Millennials’ concerns and engage them in its work?
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Millennial Advisory Panel

In January of 2015, ARC began outreach to metro Atlanta Millennials, ages 18-34, encouraging them to apply to ARC’s new Millennial Advisory Panel. ARC’s board and staff, local governments and community leaders reached out to Millennials in their communities through email and social media campaigns. More than 350 aspiring young leaders from throughout the Atlanta region applied. From this group of applicants, 135 outstanding Millennials were selected for the panel.

ARC’s two youngest board members, Brant Aden and Amol Naik, led the Millennial Advisory Panel as it met with peers and other young leaders from the metro region and attended events that offered unique opportunities to engage with the region’s elected officials. The panel’s purpose is to: