MISSION

We Love BuHi catalyzes and supports a livable, inclusive, sustainable Buford Highway through creative place-making collaborations with other social enterprises and nonprofit organizations and strategic partnerships with local businesses and governments.

PROGRAM AREAS

  • Arts BuHi - Catalyze development of cultural assets and programming through strategic collaborations and partnerships that capitalize on Buford Highway's unique, multicultural identity.
  • Biz BuHi - Promote the vitality, sustainability and growth of the local business environment through advocacy, education and marketing support.
  • Design BuHi- Utilize placemaking principles to spark innovative approaches to design, community development, land use, and transportation and mobility. (Committee Chair: Deanna Murphy, Principal, Sizemore Group)
  • Play BuHi - Make Buford Highway more fun, playful and active by encouraging the development of public space, opportunities for play and physical activity, and community festivals and events. (Committee Chair: Clara Kwon, Landscape Architect, Member of the Atlanta Tree Commission)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Alina Lee, Counsel, Southern Company Gas
  • Andy Eun, Senior Associate, GiANT Worldwide
  • Rachel Barrieau Ezzo, Director of Development and Communications, Kate's Club
  • Susan Oh, Owner, Telemundo Atlanta
  • Conor Sen, Portfolio Manager, New River Investments
  • Ziwen Zhu, Associate, Locke Lord LLP

ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • Perry King, Owner, Chateau Saigon and King Properties
  • Michael Park, Owner, Treasure Village
  • Julio Penaranda, General Manager, Plaza Fiesta

COMMUNITY COUNCIL

  • Stephanie Cho, Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta
  • Victoria Huynh, Vice-President, Center for Pan Asian Community Services
  • David Schaefer, Policy Director, Latin American Association

FRIENDS

  • Roy Craft, Co-Founder, Maker Faire Atlanta
  • Howard Hsu, Owner, Sweet Auburn BBQ
  • Tim Keane, Commissioner, Department of Planning and Community Development, City of Atlanta
  • Grace Kim
  • Jacob Vallo, Managing Principal, Amsterdam Capital
  • Gregory Walker, Principal, Houser Walker

OUR FOUNDER

Marian Liou is a long-time resident of Atlanta, a mother of two, an attorney, and a graduate of Stanford University and Columbia Law School. She serves on the board of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta, a civil rights organization.