Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has appointed Amy Phuong as interim commissioner for the Department of Parks and Recreation to replace George Dusenbury, who departed for a private sector job. Phuong also currently serves as the city’s chief service officer and Centers of Hope initiative. Phuong will serve as interim commissioner while the administration conducts a search for a permanent replacement.

The City of Decatur is hosting another Community Budget Gathering on Tuesday, May 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St. If you wish to attend, sign up by emailing or call (404) 370-4102.

The legendary Gumball 3000 auto rally will pull into Centennial Olympic Park on June 5 between 5 and 10 p.m. featuring live music from Xzibit, DJ Drama, Meek Mill and many others. There will also be 120 rare and super cars on display. This is the first time the rally has come to Atlanta. For more information, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.