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GPNA Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Call to Order–7:30 p.m. President’s Introduction: Confirmation of Lauren Watt as Secretary. Presentation of GPNA 2022 Steering Goals: Fundraising. Design Regulations, Website Refresh, Sign Toppers, Community Participation. 2022 GPNA Community Gatherings: March 1: Six Feet Under; May 14: Picnic in the park; July 26: Elsewhere Brewing; October 1: Picnic in the park.

Treasurer’s Update: Motion to accept the 2022 Budget presented, motion passed. Motion to give a $500 grant to the Atlanta Preservation Center presented, motion passed.

Public Official Update: Jennifer Freeman, Constituent Outreach Representative for Congresswoman Nikema WIlliams’ office, can be reached at Jennifer.freeman@mail.house.gov. Ed Hula, Press Secretary for Congresswoman Nikema Williams, can be reached at ed.hula@mail.house.gov. Aaron Johnson, District Director for Congresswoman Nikema Williams, can be reached at aaron.johnson@mail.house.gov. Matt Alexis, Legislative Staffer for Congresswoman Nikema Williams, can be reached at matt.alexis@mail.house.gov. Commissioner Arrington can be reached at www.fultoncomission5.com. Councilmember Bakhtiari can be reached at lbakhtiari@atlantaga.gov, 404-274-8115, or in this Google form. Senator Nan Orrock can be reached at nan.orrock@senate.ga.gov or 404-463-8054. Sheryl Bennet, Chief of Staff to Councilmember Winston, can be reached at sbennett@atlantaga.gov or 404-217-4020.

Special Orders

Item One – Public Safety: Zone 6 Update, Juvenile Justice Issues, APD Community Input Survey, ConnectAtlanta.org, NPU-W. Item Two – Land Use & Zoning: V-22-22 709 Cherokee on Future LUZ Agenda. Item Three – Homes & History: Homes & History Committee Updates. Item Four – Transportation: Transportation Committee Update. Item Five – Technology Committee: Technology Committee Update; next meeting 2/22/22 online from 8-9pm. Item Six – Fundraising Committee: Mothball Involvement, Farmer’s Market. Item Seven – Community Items, Community Garden Update – Boulevard; Community Garden Update – Grant Street, Visit www.grantparkcommunitygarden.com for more information, The Porch Press – Board of Directors – Contact Robert Sarwarck at gpeditor@theporchpress.com. Mary Hernandez with the Oakland Cemetery, can be contacted at mfernandez@oaklandcemetery.com; Capital Campaign.

Approval of the January Minutes. New Business. Adjournment – 8:30pm.

GPNA Officers and Steering Committee – Online Directory: Visit gpna.org/calendar for committee meetings and Zoom links. Catherine Manci – President; Laura Keen – Vice President; Lauren Watt – Secretary; Evelyn Pannell – Treasurer; Samantha McKinlay – Fundraising Chair; Skyler Hassan – Land Use & Zoning; Chris Newman – Public Safety Committee Chair; Paul Simo – Homes & History Committee Chair; Stephanie Taylor Warner – Technology & Communications Chair; Phillip Kelly – Transportation Chair


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