Thank you to those of you that came out to the General Body Meeting on Tuesday night (2/6/18).
We’re excited about the level of engagement in the community. The General Body voted to postpone elections for two weeks to allow all of the candidates that have expressed an interest in leading the organization to be present.
We will meet on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30pm at the Reverend James Orange Park Rec Center
If you are interested in throwing your name in the hat, it’s not too late. Here are the open positions and committee chairs:
Crime & Safety
Beautification / Historic Preservation
Lastly, it’s not too late to pay your dues to become a voting member. Use this link to pay online and sign-up:
Interested in learning about transit planning and community revitalization in metro Atlanta? The TransFormation Alliance (https://lnkd.in/dFn3Cbb) is now accepting applicants for the TransFormation Academy, which will kick off this spring. Please go to https://lnkd.in/dNbTbf4 for the full application, including a description. Please note that although the application is due on January 22nd, it is very brief and simple.
Project team leaders from WonderRoot, Southface and the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) request community partnership with residents of City Council Districts 4, 11 and 12, and Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) T, S and R on a survey of flooding in associated neighborhoods. Other areas and neighborhoods are invited to participate as well, but priority will be given to the listed Districts and NPUs.
Participants will receive free education and training on the local Utoy Creek Watershed, environmental impacts from flooding and stormwater resulting from heavy rain events, green technologies to better manage water and flooding at home and in the community, and how to complete the survey. The survey will assess the conditions of homes, streets/sidewalks, parks, etc. and their ability to manage water and prevent flooding. This will better inform our collective ability to identify areas for installing wayfinding, public art, community spaces and sustainable water management.
Our goal is to create more opportunities for community ownership, empowerment and capacity within the watershed and its neighborhoods for more sustainable and effective water management. Participants are requested to attend both days of training and site surveying.
When: December 2nd from 10:00am- 2:00pm
Location: Rev. James Orange Recreation Center (1305 Oakland Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)
Stipends: $80 for participation in both survey sessions
(Lunch and survey transportation from James Orange Recreation Center will be provided.)
Please RSVP by contacting Arielle Brown at Arielle@WonderRoot.org no later than November 29th COD. For more information, contact Darryl Haddock at WAWA at (404) 752-5385.
When: Tomorrow. September 30, 2017
Where: 1149 Princess Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Please come to our monthly meeting next Tuesday at the Reverend James Orange Park Recreation Center. 1305 Oakland Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310.
We will be discussing the next summer porch party, get updates from City Councilwoman, Cleta Winslow, and hear from District 4 City Council Candidates Elizabeth Whitmore and Kim Parmer. We will also provide information on fundraising opportunities through Kroger, Amazon, and the Recycling Perks program.
Old Business: Do we want to tee up banners and t-shirts again or let it die?