Box 9, Folder 3, Document 21

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On Friday, August 29, 1969, a meeting was held concerning the possibility
of an urban corp program being formed in Savannah.

There were sixteen people present at the meeting. Their names, agencies,
and titles are listed below.

Don Anderson Armstrong State College Associate Dean of Services
Henry Ashmore Armstrong State College President
Danny Brown City of Savannah, S.R.E.B. Intern
Wilbur Cambell Savannah State College Acting Registrar, Financial Aid
Tom Corish The Research Group, Inc. Representative
Picot B. Floyd City of Savannah City Manager

’ Jim Glass City of Savannah Senior Personnel Technician
Mike Hart S. R. E. B. - Project Coordinator
W. L. Johnson Savannah State Colleg Comptroller
Howard Jordan Savannah State College President
Joe Kelly City of Savannah, S.R.E.B. Intern
E. G. Martin Model Cities Program Physical Planning Coordinator
Virginia Nall Armstrong State College Financial Aid
Dan Sweat City of Atlanta Chief Administrative Officer
Frank Walls City of Savannah Personnel Director
Sam Williams Atlanta Urban Corps Director of Urban Corps

Mr. Frank Walls, Personnel Director for the City of Savannah, opened the
meeting by welcoming all present, and stating the purpose of the meeting. The
City Manager, Mr. Picot Floyd, confirmed Mr. Walls'opening statements. Mr.
Tom Corish, Representative from The Research Group, Inc., was introduced and
conducted the remainder of the meeting.

Mr. Dan Sweat, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Atlanta, dis-...
cussed ~ the problems of The Urban Corp that have been encountered by the City of
Atlanta. Mr. Sam Williams, Director of The Atlanta Urban Corp, explained the
structure of The Atlanta Urban Corp and some of.the problems that have been
encountered by the Urban Corp. Mr. Williams distributed some brochures des-
cribing the Urban Corp and answered questions that were posed by others present
at the meeting.

Mr. Mike Hart, Project Coordinator for the Southern Regional Education Board,
led the meeting into a discussion concerning the possibility of a Savannah
Urban Corp program. Mr. Hart stated that the Southern Regional Education Board
would continue financial support of two interns presently employed by his organi-
zation working in Savannah. These two interns would work on a task force com-
mittee that would study all aspects of an urban program for Savannah.

Mr. Frank Walls, upon agreement by the City Manager, stated that the City
of Savannah would support two interns and would finance 20% support for two
interns from the two local colleges.

Dr. Henry Ashmore, President of Armstrong State College, and Dr. Howard
Jordan, President of Savannah State College, stated they would allocate 80%
financial support of two interns from college work study funds.

Altogether, funds were allocated for the support of six interns. The six
interns will form a Task Force committee, and will set up a proposed Urban Corp

program for the City of Savannah.

Mr. Danny Brown, intern working for the City of Savannah, was appointed
Chairman of the Task Force Committee.

An Advisory Board was tentatively formed with all members present serving
on this board.

The meeting was adjourned after a brief discussion on immediate action plans
for the Task Force committee.

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