Olde Town Conyers will serve as the first stop to philanthropists, downtown developers, media and state officials when the Georgia Cities Foundation (GCF) brings their annual Heart and Soul Bus Tour to Conyers and ten other cities beginning April 13.
Conyers officials were notified last fall that the city was selected as the first stop on the tour that will also feature stops on the three-day tour in nearby Covington, Monroe, Athens, Watkinsville, Greensboro, Washington, Augusta, Thompson and Madison.
Approximately 50 invited guests with a passion and interest in downtowns will arrive the morning of April 13 for one hour to tour successful projects in Olde Town Conyers and catch a glimpse of ideas for future development and revitalization in the historic commercial district.
“The Georgia Cities Foundation has been instrumental in partnering with eligible businesses in Olde Town Conyers, such as The Pointe, through their Downtown Development Revolving Loan Fund to improve and enhance downtown businesses,” said Main Street Manager Monica Coffin. “We enjoy a wonderful relationship with the Georgia Cities Foundation and have been busy preparing to roll out the red carpet to these visionaries that have an interest in Conyers.”
Those taking part in the tour will be welcomed by Olde Town stakeholders including business owners, school children, Conyers Main Street board members and city leadership and will be treated to tours of revitalized downtown landmarks: the Conyers Welcome Center/Depot, The Pointe and the Olde Town Gallery and Cultural Center.
The Georgia Cities Foundation was formed by the Georgia Municipal Association in 1999 to assist cities in their efforts to revitalize and enhance downtown areas by serving as a partner and facilitator in the funding of capital projects. The GCF’s goal is to promote economically sustainable projects, which help ensure the long-term health and economic vitality of Georgia’s communities.