Hosted by the Center for Community Engagement at Perimeter College and the School of Public Health, the Clarkston Summit features more than two hundred and fifty participants, including Clarkston residents, researchers, academics, community organizations, and agencies. In the past, well-known panel speakers have included former Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry and Georgia State University alum, faculty member, and cardiologist Dr. Heval Kelli.
Individuals convene at the Clarkston Summit to learn from each other and lay the groundwork for future engagement around critical issues affecting communities like Clarkston characterized by wide diversity.
Following the panel discussion, Summit attendees can participate in breakout sessions that focus on a variety of topics including economic development, education, healthcare access, legal issues, mental health, and women’s health.
By uniting the community through research and service, the Clarkston Summit brings all of the community’s assets together, resulting in stronger collaborations and better support for all community members.