Central Atlanta Progress Marks 72 Years at Annual Meeting

March 28,2013

On March 28, Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) held its 72nd Annual Meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center’s Sidney Marcus Auditorium to a crowd of nearly 900 attendees.

The meeting’s theme was “Impact: Extraordinary Vision, Real-life Results,” and its program revolved around CAP/ADID’s impact in and around Downtown Atlanta. Attendees included senior leadership from within Atlanta’s business, government and non-profit communities.

CAP Chairman Egbert L.J. Perry kicked off the meeting, rousing early-morning attendees with some humor before introducing Georgia Humanities Council President Jamil Zainaldin. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was also on hand to give remarks, updating the audience with the latest developments at City Hall and giving a preview of the impending Atlanta Streetcar.

CAP/ADID President A.J. Robinson and ADID Chairman Craig Jones shared the stage to showcase the dual organizations’ many accomplishments throughout the year, including partially funding the Atlanta Streetcar project, revitalizing Woodruff Park and Margaret Mitchell Square, implementing many streetscape improvements, and much more.

“One thing is certain, while we do work hard, we don’t work alone – and our successes are shared…” Robinson said. “We all make an impact.”

The event also honored the impact of other notable Atlantans with the Dan Sweat Award, Turner Downtown Community Leadership Award, Clean Team Member of the Year Award, Ambassador of the Year Award and APD Officer of the Year Award.

Ann Cramer of Coxe Curry was given the Dan Sweat Award, which honors the heritage and accomplishments of the eponymous former CAP President. Georgia State University professor Dr. Clifford Kuhn was awarded the Turner Downtown Community Leadership Award for his work outside of the corporate and organizational leadership spheres.

As in past Annual Meetings, CAP unveiled an inspirational video dubbed “Your Three Words.” Featuring members of CAP/ADID staff, the video succinctly highlights the organization’s multitude of accomplishments in the city center. The video, along with many others, is available for viewing on CAP’s YouTube Channel,