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Spring 2023 Steering Committee Meeting

March 8 - 9, 2023 | Atlanta, GA

SC Meeting - GA DNR Building SC Meeting - ATL Marriott Suites Midtown

The Spring 2022 SERPPAS Steering Committee Meeting will take place on March 8-9, 2023, at the GA Department of Natural Resources in Atlanta, GA. The meeting agenda will be updated here in the coming weeks. 

Purpose: To convene the SERPPAS Steering Committee Members in order to continue partnership engagement and advance the implementation of the new 2021+ SERPPAS Strategic Plan.

Please see below for additional information on meeting logistics.


Lodging & Reservations

Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown – Federal Per-Diem ($163/night)
35 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-876-8888
This hotel is located 0.2 miles S of the Arts Center Transit Station

Rooms are available for the government per diem rate of $163/night (+ taxes and fees) on the nights of Tuesday, March 7th, and Wednesday, March 8th.  Please use the following link to book your room by Monday, February 6, 2022:

Book your group rate for SERPPAS

After February 6th, the rooms will be released so be sure to make your reservation prior to that date. The hotel has made it clear that they will NOT extend this deadline. You can also call the Marriott reservations line at 1-800-228-9290 and reference “SERPPAS Room Block” to book within the room block.  


COVID-19 Precautions & Recommendations

All attendees should take necessary precautions (vaccinations, masks, etc.) to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the SERPPAS Coordinator: Addie Thornton, addie.thornton@ag.tamu.edu, 267-987-6107.


RSVP

Please register for the meeting via the registration form on this page.

Registration for the meeting is required. The deadline to register is Wednesday March 1, 2023.  A login is no longer required to register for the meeting.  There is no registration fee for attending the meeting. Attending the meeting in person is preferred and encouraged. We will offer a virtual option for those that are registered but not able to attend in person. 


Refreshments & Lunch

Refreshments will not be provided by SERPPAS; however, there is a cafeteria on the first floor of the GA DNR Floyd Building that is open for all attendees of the meeting. We have extended the breaks and lunch (pay on your own) to allow you enough time to use the cafeteria for your food and beverage needs.

Note for Federal Government Employees: Your food and beverage expenses by obtaining your meals, snacks, and beverages on your own are intended to be covered by your per diem.


Meeting Room, Dress Code, & Call-in

The meeting will take place on the 12th floor of the East Tower, Suite 1252, in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Floyd Building.  The Floyd Building is located directly north-east of the State Capitol in the block between Piedmont Avenue and Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive, facing Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Once inside, head to the elevators for the East Tower; you will need to show your photo ID and go through a security scan.

Dress code for the meeting: Business Professional or Business Casual (or equivalent military attire).

For those not attending in person, you may participate in the meeting remotely via Microsoft Teams.  Please note, this meeting is intended for in person attendance and the webinar quality is not always guaranteed. This is especially true considering the in-person meeting attendees may be wearing masks and spacing far apart, making it harder for virtual attendees to hear the meeting dialogue. We will do our best to make the meeting successful for all attendees.

Microsoft Teams meeting link: The meeting link will be sent to those that register to attend the meeting virtually.


Parking

Parking is available in the Pete Hackney lot at 162 Jesse Hill Junior Drive SE for a flat rate of $10.00 per day (credit cards only). To access the Floyd Building, there is a pedestrian bridge on the 5th level of the Pete Hackney parking deck. Once you cross the bridge, take the stairs or elevator to the 3rd level of the Butler Parking Deck (this is parking for state employees and is not open to the public) and cross over a 2nd pedestrian bridge to enter the building near to the East Tower Security Desk.

MARTA's Georgia State Station is on the East-West Line (Blue or Green) with an exit directly into the bottom level of the GA DNR Floyd Building. You can enter the Floyd building directly from the MARTA station, you do not need to go outside to enter from the street.