Join us on an exciting road trip around the country on the Road to PDT 2020! On our way to Dallas, we'll be visiting several of our chapters and learning about the diverse sights, sounds, and tastes that make up our national membership. Buckle up and hang on - here we go!

Tell us about the Atlanta Chapter.
The Atlanta Chapter is one of the oldest AGA chapters, established in 1954!  We are located in the capital of Georgia and boast members from federal, state and local governments to comprise an active chapter to support the accountability community in our metro area.  

What is a quirky fact about your city/area that others probably don’t know?

  • The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport is THE busiest and most efficient in the world!
  • 71 streets have a variation of “Peachtree” in their name (and there are no peach trees on Peachtree Street!)

 

What tourist attractions are near your chapter?

 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site – come here his story, visit the home of his birth and see where he played as a child.
  • Zoo Atlanta – Atlanta's oldest cultural destination that began in March 1889, when a traveling show stalled in town and never left. Zoo Atlanta's grounds are home to more than 1,000 animals. 
  • World of Coca-Cola – spend the day interacting with multiple exhibits, learning about the history of the iconic beverage brand and sampling more than 100 different beverages from around the world. 
  • Georgia Aquarium – the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 10 million gallons of water. 
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History – home to the world's largest dinosaurs, Atlanta's biggest movie screen and one of the largest assemblages of urban Piedmont forest in the United States.
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden – an ever-evolving destination where the horticultural-minded, nature-inspired and fun-seeking families come together. 
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights – explore the fundamental rights of all human beings. 
  • The Fox Theater – one of Atlanta's premier venues for live entertainment; hosting more than 150 performances each year. 
  • Centennial Olympic Park – the centerpiece of Atlanta's Olympic legacy and dynamic entertainment district. 
  • College Football Hall of Fame – 95,000 square feet, a 45–yard indoor football field and more than 50 engaging and interactive exhibits.


What restaurant/meal would you recommend to an out-of-towner visiting the area?

  • The Atlanta Fish Market – Southeast's widest selection of fresh fish, Atlanta Fish Market is a comfortable, relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of Buckhead.
  • Pitty Pat's Porch – traditional Southern entrées, created in a new Southern style, served with collard greens, black eyed peas and h homemade breads family style. 
  • Mary Mac's Tea Room – for more than 75 years has been setting the standard for Southern cooking in Atlanta. In March 2011, Mary Mac's was officially declared to be Atlanta's Dining Room. 
  • Fox Brothers – Texas-style barbecue that is the Official BBQ of the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and Atlanta Braves. 
  • The Varsity – operated since 1928, The Varsity is a downtown Atlanta institution and The World’s Largest Drive-in Restaurant.
  • Holeman & Finch – the center of its community; a place to gather and enjoy a respite from the day. In the beginning, they served 24 burgers at 10:00 p.m., now burgers are served all day. 
  • The Sundial – features an upscale restaurant, a cocktail lounge and an observatory level with a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the magnificent skyline from 723 feet above

What’s the best road trip song for us to add to our playlist?
"Georgia on my Mind" by Ray Charles or "Oh Atlanta" by Little Feat

What are you looking forward to most about PDT 2020?
Looking forward to several days of learning and networking with contemporaries in the accountability arena!