December 2015 Around Town 3

Woman University
 Supports Women

 South Fulton Lifestyle Publisher Michelle Willis was guest speaker at Woman University’s Phase II event on October 17th at the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce.  Michelle spoke about designing a blueprint for your life and business, executing that blueprint, and having impact.

Woman University (WU) is a “life changing” coaching program for women who are transitioning into the women they want to be and are destined to become.  Led by Kathy Hood, founder of Marvelous Light Empowerment Association, Inc, the Woman University program is carried out over three months and three phases, each phase lasting four weeks. The phases of the program are: Discovering Your Gifts, Designing Your Blueprint, and Daring You to Achieve. The program begins with a social meet and greet orientation allowing participants to personally connect with others who are embarking upon the same journey.  The program ends with an awards reception.  To learn more about Woman University visit SimplyMarvelous.org.

Dinner to Go Grand Opening

SFL Publisher Michelle Willis joined other members of the South Fulton Chamber for the Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Get Dinner to Go. The First Atlanta store located at 3695 Cascade Rd (in the Publix Shopping Center) is now open. Their mission is to “provide an extraordinary To Go dining experience to everyone we serve through exceptional  customer service and food.” See the website GetDinnerToGo.com for the full menu and call 404.691.4384 or email gdtg@getdinnertogo.com to place your order and ask about curbside delivery.

Meadows: New Chief 
of College Park Police

Chief Keith Meadows joined the College Park Police Department in August after a 30-year career with the Atlanta Police Department. Chief Meadows served in many different capacities during his law enforcement career to include: Commander of the School Detective Section which oversees police services for the Atlanta Public School System. The Atlanta School District manages more than 80 schools with a total enrollment that exceeds 49,000 students. In 2013, Chief Meadows guided the implementation of this new section and initiated a number of programs aimed at reducing juvenile delinquency.  Chief Meadows enjoyed this role and believes that creating viable options for our youth will translate into a better quality of life for all citizens.

In 2012, Meadows was assigned as the Precinct Commander for Zone Six which serves some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the City of Atlanta including the Virginia Highlands, Grant Park, East Atlanta, Old 4th Ward, Candler Park and Lake Claire.  As the Zone Six Commander he led several community crime prevention programs and elevated community participation in those areas.

Meadows oversaw the Law Enforcement efforts surrounding “The Year of Boulevard Initiative,” negotiated and supervised the implementation of the Boulevard Precinct in the Atlanta Medical Center, and assisted with the formation of the “Master Plan Initiative” in the Candler Park Community.

In 2010, Meadows was appointed to command the Major Crimes Section which includes The Homicide Unit, Special Victims, Major Fraud, Commercial Robbery, School Detectives, Auto Theft and Fugitive.  While serving in this capacity he developed the Complex Case Squad which investigates violent crime trends occurring throughout the city.  He also created the Atlanta Police Intelligence Nexus (A.P.I.N.) which allows homicide detectives to build, library, index and achieve homicide investigations in a digital format.  The A.P.I.N platform was also designed to enhance communication between the Department and other segments of the law enforcement community.

As Commander of the Major Crimes Section, Meadows received recognition for the implementation of the Department’s Tactical Homicide Canvas Initiative.  This initiative was selected as a finalist for the Motorola Award at the 2011 Georgia Chiefs Association Conference in Savannah, Georgia.

During his law enforcement career, Meadows served on several boards and received numerous awards and certificates.  He served on the board of the Eastern Armed Robbery Conference, Atlanta Victim Assistance Association and Drew Charter School.  He received citations from the Henry F. Williams Homicide Conference, the International Homicide Conference, the Southeast Regional Homicide Conference and the Metro Dade Homicide Conference.  He also received the “Heart to Heart Award” for his work with Atlanta’s crime victims.

Chief Meadows is married to Tanya Meadows and they are the proud parent of four sons:  William, Marcus, Adrian and Branden.  He holds a Bachelors of Arts in criminal justice and a master’s degree in public safety administration from Columbus State University.

Editor’s Note

In the September issue, there were a couple of errors regarding the Lochore’s job titles and in the opening sentence of the feature article.  Brooke is the TomorrowWorld local liaison and Hugh is the general manager of Bouckaert Farms, the property on which TomorrowWorld is held.  Hugh also designs Cross Country Courses around the world and for Chatt Hills Eventing at Bouckaert Farms.