Myles Smith retires, leaving Civic League well-positioned for the future
During Smith’s tenure, The League developed an innovative "tool kit" of programs to fulfill its mission of engaging citizens in regional policy making; membership grew to 3,300 individuals; and corporate and foundation support increased dramatically. Perhaps most importantly, Myles raised The Civic League’s profile by simply giving it a "face," representing the organization at regional events and in collaborations with other nonprofits, as well as hosting dozens of Civic League events.
Smith’s immediate plans include snow skiing and a walking tour through Costa Rica. And though he plans to scale back his civic involvement to spend more time with his wife, Ortrude White, and their children and grandchildren, he remains deeply engaged in regional issues, particularly transit and transportation. He also continues to give The Civic League several volunteer hours a week as it prepares to transition to new leadership, following an exhaustive search for a new executive director.
"It would be impossible to adequately thank Myles for his contributions to The Civic League and to the Atlanta region," Grady adds, "but we encourage our members and friends to help us do so at our annual event on Feb. 25 and in any and all opportunities that arise."