By Dawn M. Rivera
The East Atlanta Community Association (EACA) is geared up and ready for new challenges and progress in East Atlanta. EACA’s 2018 accomplishments include: Parks and Greenspace Committee volunteers completed several large repairs and plantings within Brownwood Park & Community Garden, in partnership with Trees Atlanta. Neighbor in Need Committee sponsored more than 50 home repair projects and raised more than $25,000 for future projects with its Viva Las Vegas EAV gala. East Atlanta Parents Network reinvigorated its play groups and sponsored the kids’ area at the East Atlanta Strut, including a train ride. The Business Development Committee sponsored some of the new public trash cans in East Atlanta Village, as well as graffiti removal and beautification of the planter at the center of the Village. EACA initiated an appeal of the City’s decision to approve a proposed townhome community within East Atlanta Village over EACA’s objections to the building spacing and heights. EACA put on one of the largest EAV-o-Ween celebrations to date, with new events.
EACA closed the year out with a rooster-raising good time at the NYEAV fireworks event, in partnership with local businesses.
EACA’s household membership fee is $10 per calendar year and funds advocating for land use, education, and public safety policies important to East Atlanta residents, and community service and neighborhood improvement projects. Other membership benefits include voting on all matters at EACA’s monthly meetings, discounts and special offers from EACA’s business partners, and newsletters to help residents remain engaged and informed on local news and issues. EACA asks all East Atlanta residents and businesses to renew their membership online at www.eaca.net, in-person at the next monthly meeting, or by mail to PO Box 18366, Atlanta, GA 30316.