Laura Hennighausen has been appointed at the first executive director of the Freedom Park Conservancy. Hennighausen, who was previously director of development for Historic Oakland Foundation, will oversee fundraising for a new master plan, as well as implementation of the organization’s recently-approved strategic plan initiatives. Other responsibilities will include developing public art programing for the park, and managing relationships with park-adjacent neighborhood organizations and other external stakeholders.

The Atlanta Police Department is accepting applications for an upcoming Citizens Police Academy that provides the public with an interactive inside look at its work. The eight-week course begins May 29 and is held every Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Atlanta Public Safety Headquarters at 226 Peachtree St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Candidates must be metro Atlanta residents, 21 or older, no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions in the past year. To request an application, call (404) 546-2541 or email Deadline for applications to be returned is May 22 and space is limited

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) and Georgia Transportation Alliance kick off Infrastructure Week 2018 with a special event – #TimeToBuild: Our Future. Our Infrastructure – on Monday, May 14, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the MAC offices at 191 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3400. The event will feature officials from the City of Atlanta, the State of Georgia, MARTA, the Atlanta BeltLine, local elected leaders and corporate executives. Seating is limited; visit to register.

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.