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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 Ed Hula, Press Secretary for Congresswoman Nikema Williams, can be reached at Aaron Johnson, District Director for Congresswoman Nikema Williams, can be reached at Matt Alexis, Legislative Staffer for Congresswoman Nikema Williams, can be reached at Commissioner Arrington can be reached at Councilmember Bakhtiari can be reached at, 404-274-8115, or in this Google form. Senator Nan Orrock can be reached at or 404-463-8054. Sheryl Bennet, Chief of Staff to Councilmember Winston, can be reached at or 404-217-4020.

Special Orders

Item One – Public Safety: Zone 6 Update, Juvenile Justice Issues, APD Community Input Survey,, 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 for more information, The Porch Press – Board of Directors – Contact Robert Sarwarck at Mary Hernandez with the Oakland Cemetery, can be contacted at; Capital Campaign.

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

GPNA Officers and Steering Committee – Online Directory: Visit 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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