City Life

Emory's annexation into Atlanta approved

Ann Borden

The City of Atlanta and Emory announced in early December that the annexation of Emory had been approved by the City Council, effective January 1, 2018.

“Working together, Emory and the City of Atlanta will continue building a stronger future for neighborhoods across the metropolitan area,” says President Claire E. Sterk. “We enter this new stage of our relationship with enthusiasm and great optimism for what lies ahead.

“Emory is not leaving DeKalb County,” adds Sterk. “We remain steadfastly committed to our colleagues and neighbors in county leadership and beyond. Alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the other entities involved in annexation, we will pursue our shared mission of serving the common good in the greater metropolitan area and well beyond.”

Emory and the City of Atlanta have built alliances over many years. In addition to Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory’s historical affiliations with Grady Hospital and the Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Tech and Georgia State, Emory’s stewardship of and investments in key business, arts, culture, and scholarship resources drive economic activity to the region.

“Emory and the city are entering an exciting new phase in their shared history and development,” says Robert Goddard, chair of the Emory Board of Trustees. “Our collaborative partnership will help Emory strengthen its commitment as a leading liberal arts research university to improving society on a local, national, and international scale.”

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