CEO State Of The Zoo Breakfast
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Elected and appointed officials, community partners, members of the Zoo Atlanta Board of Directors and Leadership Council and Zoo donors gathered at the annual CEO State of the Zoo Breakfast on April 17. Raymond King, President and CEO, updated the group on the organization’s progress and gave a few exciting hints about the future, including upcoming plans to start construction on a new amphibian and reptile complex. 
“Our history is filled with examples of situations that might have turned out very differently had we not had the backing of a very vocal and determined community. We rely just as much on that support today, but we’re no longer looking to our community to save us from foundering. We look to our community to join us and invest in us as we work together to grow to our fullest potential,” King said. “There’s a difference between ‘good’ and ‘great,’ and we’re proud to say that ‘good’ isn’t good enough anymore.” 
At the close of the breakfast, King unveiled a new sign recognizing the City of Atlanta Office of the Mayor, Atlanta City Council, Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority for their commitment and contributions to Atlanta’s oldest cultural destination. The sign is now on permanent display on the grounds of Zoo Atlanta.