The Sandy Springs Conservancy is pleased to welcome Melody Harclerode AIA, MBA, LEED AP as its new Executive Director.  She brings non-profit leadership experience and a decade-long commitment of connecting people to parks and greenspaces.  In her previous position as the Director of Programs for the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, Melody strengthened strategic partnerships with state, regional, and local agencies; increased the volunteer, community, and financial support for the organization; and developed acclaimed public programs in collaboration with other non-profit groups attracting new visitors to the region. Trained as an architect, she has focused her professional career on managing the study and design of park and greenspace projects.  Melody served as the Past President of the Atlanta Chapter of the AIA (American Institute of Architects), where she created award-winning public initiatives, implemented a robust public relations campaign, and launched an innovative partnership with the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs. With a love of great spaces, Melody is thrilled to work with dynamic board members, civic-minded partners, and the community in creating, conserving, and connecting parks and greenspace in Sandy Springs.

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Sandy Springs Trail Master Plan

Sandy Springs Trail Master Plan

The Sandy Springs Conservancy is proud to partnered with the Path Foundation and The City of Sandy Springs to develop a city-wide Trails Master Plan. At their October 15, 2019 meeting, the Sandy Springs City Council adopted the Trail Master Plan. Click here to view...

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Thank You, Advisory Council

Thank You, Advisory Council

Thanks to our Advisory Council Members for an inspiring discussion at Lost Corner Preserve! The Sandy Springs Conservancy is honored by the following group of business and civic leaders, who presented thoughtful feedback about our future trail and park goals in Sandy...

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