Atlanta 55+ Housing Council

The Atlanta 55+ Housing Council represents a consortium of housing professionals dedicated to the fastest growing population of the 21st century—the active adult.

The Atlanta 55+ Housing Council is committed to developing a higher level of professionalism in our general membership through continuing education and the interchange of ideas. The council’s leadership consists of a board of directors comprised of four executive committee members and eight board members, each of whom chair a committee. Our focus is on membership, programs, advocacy, education and charity.

Check out our “Membership Matters” council video on your Facebook page to learn more.

The 55+ Council is a firm believer in the power of networking. As the voice of the 55+ housing industry in Atlanta, we are a leading source of information and research on the active adult, independent living, service-enriched and assisted-living markets. Membership grants access to these valuable resources and offers opportunities to network with others in the industry, including experts. 55+ Council Membership Application.

The 55+ Council offers exceptional programs to our membership. Whether your focus is building, finance, marketing or design, you’ll learn from our informative programs as well as our “hands-on” neighborhood/community tours. For each of our dinner programs, we invite industry experts to share their experience with our members. Click Here to Register for one of our Events

The 55+ Council serves the unique needs and interests of our members through our Advocacy committee. The Advocacy committee maintains a finger on the pulse of local and regional regulatory changes that impact the 55+ housing industry. Our endeavor is to ensure members of the council are aware of changes in the industry, while advocating for balanced guidelines in 55+ building.

Education and training can set the groundwork for your success. As 55+ housing professionals, the council believes it is crucial to understand our consumer and housing trends. Several designations programs are provided. Informed members lead to better builders and agents.

The 55+ Council understands the impact of aging on our targeted audience. Our charitable efforts will support non-profit organizations that assist the aging population.

The Atlanta 55+ Housing Council is one of the nation’s largest 55+ councils. As a member of the Atlanta 55+ Housing Council, you receive automatic membership in the national 55+ Housing Council, giving you access to the national housing council’s quarterly magazine; Seniors House e/Source, a bi-monthly newsletter; and the opportunity to enter and be recognized in the Best of Seniors Housing Design and the ICONS of the Industry awards. We look forward with great anticipation to having you join us as we ease on down the Yellow Brick Road to success in the 55+ housing market.

For more information on the Atlanta 55+ Housing Council, contact Emily Raymond at or 678-775-1446.

Atlanta 55+ Housing Council 2018 Board of Directors

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Dusty Talbert – Chairman – SDC Gwinnett, LLC


Eric Burrus – Vice Chairman – GMD Design Group


Diane Bradley- After 55


Donnie McGrath- GMD Design Group


Betsy Sheppard – Gilbert & Sheppard Group


Geoffrey Reid – Century Communities


Gordon Talias – Southeast Mortgage


Chris Van Kley – Niles Bolton & Associates


Shari Crook – OnQ Financial


Jennifer Landers – Newland Communities


March 8th
Speaker: Allen Harris
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Roam – Galleria

May 3rd
Speaker: TDB
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: TBD

September 20th
55+ Community Site Tour + Presentation
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Century Communities

Click here to register for an event.
Most event registrations close 48-hours prior to the event. Pre-payment for all HBA events is required.

2018 Sponsors

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor? Click Here to Download the 2018 Sponsorship Form

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