Kathy Mann, Lauren Giddings' cousin who lives in north Georgia, said family and friends are hoping to turn the tragedy that took Lauren's life in to something positive.
Mann says the family is aware that some friends, co-workers and former Mercer Law School students are organizing a concert on August 25.
They also plan to dedicate a plaque at the school and are hoping to donate a park bench in her memory at Washington Park in Macon.
"We definitely want to see something positive come from this horrible tragedy," said Mann.
At Monday's committee meeting, members discussed whether or not to allow the bench to go up in the city park.
Council President James Timley said, "My heart goes out to the Giddings family," he says. "But my thing is, when we start naming benches, I don't care who pays for it, for people who have been murdered in the city, how far do we go back? What level of tragedy does it require?"
Mann responded saying, "James Timley asked, 'what level of tragedy does it require to get a bench,' Oh my gosh. This certainly I would think meets his benchmark of level of tragedy, my goodness."
She says she's seen plaques and other memorials at parks in other places around the state.
"I would think that the city would not want to turn away a donation for a park bench or a tree or and arbor or anything that would improve a park," said Mann.
The park located near the Georgia Avenue apartments where Lauren lived is a special site for friends and family.
"Washington Park was picked out because Lauren loved Washington Park," said Mann. "She was an avid runner and she had her little dog and that's where they frequented."
The proposal will head to the public properties committee for further discussion.
Giddings was found dead outside the Barrister Hall Apartments June 25, 2011.
Her neighbor, Stephen McDaniel has been charged in her murder.