New Piedmont community directory launches

The Piedmont Community Directory, a new website with links to almost all Piedmont-based public and private, non-profit community service organizations, was announced at the Piedmont Recreation Commission’s meeting on Sept. 20.

The Directory provides a single source for residents to learn what Piedmont community services and recreation are available to the public. Meghan Bennett, the site’s creator, said she hopes that the site will generate community awareness and understanding of all that is available to them in Piedmont and enrich people’s lives. (The website creation was a labor of love and Bennett receives no financial benefit from it, said Dick Carter in an email.)

The Directory also seeks to benefit local service organizations through greater public participation in their programs. The website provides its directory information and referral service to all participating organizations at no cost to them.

If community members have suggestions regarding the site that they fill out the form on the “About” page under Contact, and Bennett will add updates to the links.

The Directory’s homepage has five tabs, one each for Home, About, Community, Recreation, and Schools. The Community tab links to arts, connecting, gardening, houses of worship, news, and youth organizations, as well as the City of Piedmont website. The Recreation tab provides information and links to public and private organizations providing recreational activities, classes, and events (e.g., cultural performances, education, music, exercise, reading, sports, social groups, meditation, wellness, arts & crafts). The Schools tab provides information and links to pre-school, transitional kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools, support organizations, after school, adult schools, and adult programs, as well as the Piedmont School Board. There is also a search function on each tab’s set of offerings.

Bennett is also the creator of the History of Piedmont, the Sidney Dearing and Walking on Wednesdays websites.

For more information, contact Dick Carter at, or Meghan Bennett at

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