NPU-V Non-Profit Board of Directors Interest Form

FOR RESIDENTS IN Adair Park, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Peoplestown, Summerhill and Capitol Gateway

Have you ever wanted to get more involved in your community to help make a difference? Are you interested in serving on a nonprofit organization board of directors that supports improving education, income, and health for a better quality of life in Adair Park, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Peoplestown, Summerhill and Capitol Gateway? Consider becoming a member of the board of directors of a nonprofit that serves our neighborhoods.

What is the role of a Board of Directors?

A Board of Directors serve as the volunteer governing body of the nonprofit organization. Board members have legal duties of care (fiduciary/financial), loyalty (protecting the mission) and obedience (ensuring compliance to regulations). Beyond that, board members typically guide the strategic direction, serve as ambassadors/marketing supports, and make sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission. There are many resources for more information on nonprofit boards, such as .

Each year nonprofit organizations that provide services to NPU V request residents to serve on their organization’s board of directors. We decided to create a database of residents in NPU V that are interested in serving on nonprofit board of directors so we can share and recommend people that we know are interested in serving.

If you are interested in serving please complete this form. Completing this form isn’t a guarantee you will be selected to serve.

Atlanta Regional Commission Economic Development 101

ARC’s Community Planning Academy is pleased to offer Economic Development 101, a foundational training module designed to assist planners and community stakeholders with their understanding of economic development (ED). Planning is paramount to the success of ED, and the same is true of ED’s importance in planning. By exploring ED-related goals, tools, and activities, we’ll find common ground and opportunities to better link planning and ED efforts together.

This virtual half-day course includes economic development fundamentals, practical information, a range of speakers, and opportunities for discussion. We’ll begin with an introduction and discussion of different types of ED and why they matter, followed by conversations around ED’s benefits to communities. The second half of the training will include a review of ED tools and breakout sessions where ED professionals will share the processes they follow to land projects and make them happen. We’ll wrap up with a discussion on the active role the planning community can take to shape ED goals and support ED projects.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sign up here:

NPU-V June Virtual Meeting (6/14) @ 7pm!

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.

The meeting will be held on Monday, June 14th, at 7pm via Zoom.  Participants will need to register in advance for this meeting via this link:

To join, click:
Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112
Dial-In: 646-558-8656, access code, 99211320112#
Call-in participants will be able to “raise their hand” by dialing *9 during the meeting. NPU-V board members hosting the meeting will be able to see any participants with raised hands and recognize them for asking questions or recording tallies for voting matters.

If you have questions about the Zoom meeting, please email and the NPU-V board Zoom hosts will be able to help.

The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city’s long-term vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years into the future. It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government.
See you there!

Atlanta Prison Farm: Urgent Call to Action!

The Old Atlanta Prison Farm sits in the lower reaches of Intrenchment Creek. This critically important urban forest should be protecting our watershed, not becoming the South’s fanciest swat training ground.
On June 15th, this legislation will be voted on in the Finance Committee before moving to full Council. We need to stop the lease from being signed or there is no path of return!

Please call on Tuesday, June 15th between 4PM-7PM during the public comment period to make your voice heard. 404-330-6066. Leave a message and it will be played before the vote!

Email your representatives and leave a voice message during the public comment period. Now is the time to make some noise. If they sign this lease, there’s no going back!!
Instructions for emailing representatives found here…..


Good Afternoon Community Partners, I hope all is well.

The Prevention Research Center’s Launch of FAMSTRONG21. This year we will not be doing a webinar series, but rather have a month of family mental health activities suitable for all ages! Please see the flyer attached and below for additional details. Space is limited, so register today to receive your FREE family fun box in the mail!.

Have a great day!

Thursday 5/20 – Summerhill Announcement Event & Community Celebration

Good afternoon!

We at Carter are thrilled to invite you to join us for a special event in Summerhill this Thursday, May 20 at 2:00PM.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will deliver an announcement about a transformational addition to Summerhill that will positively impact this area and all residents.

We’ll follow this exciting program with a community celebration with food from Georgia Avenue restaurants, music, and giveaways.

As a partner and supporter of the Summerhill development and community, we hope you will be able to attend.



MARTA Streetcar East Extension Project Virtual Public Meeting

Good afternoon Valued Stakeholder,

You are invited to attend a virtual public meeting for the Streetcar East Extension project on Thursday, May 27, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The virtual meeting will provide the public with an update on the project and the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with project team members. You can access the virtual meeting by phone or online:

The Streetcar East Extension project is the first extension of the existing downtown Streetcar, originally opened in late 2014. This project runs from Jackson Avenue (along Edgewood Avenue) to the BeltLine at Irwin Street and up to the Poncey-Highland neighborhood.

We have also included a Partner Toolkit with information regarding the upcoming public meeting that you can share with your constituents and communities. The toolkit is a resource, so feel free to copy and paste any of the information included across your own social media channels, newsletters, and communication platforms.

We look forward to your participation in this virtual public meeting. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments or contact MARTA’s Customer Call Center at 404-848-5000 with additional questions.

Thank you,

Jon McKenley

NPU Partnership In Bringing Awareness and Education To BridgeHealth Disparities: An Opportunity For West Atlanta Neighborhood PlanningUnits

A West Atlanta partnership with the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition (GPCC) is being made available to the Neighborhood Planning Units of West Atlanta. This partnership with GPCC can foster opportunities for bringing much needed resources to West Atlanta neighborhoods and communities.

Specifically, partnership resources can support the development of a community-focused demonstration model for prostate cancer awareness and education — and strengthen awareness and education in other community/public health and wellness areas as well.

The leadership of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, affirms Executive Director Al Bartell, is committed to reducing health disparities, particularly in the area of prostate cancer.

Public health disparities are the greatest in under-served, dis-invested communities.

Many of the neighborhoods of West Atlanta, particularly as represented by the Neighborhood Planning Units C, D, E, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, S, T, and V, have experienced being under-served, and dis-invested — for decades.

Reliable models for bringing health awareness and education to the communities of West Atlanta — and Georgia — can make the difference.

West Atlanta NPU Outreach Coordinator Carrie L. Williams is coordinating communications outreach to ensure the opportunity for partnership reaches all West Atlanta communities.

Roundtable discussions are available for West Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Units that are interested in discussing partnership with the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Please contact Ms. Carrie L. Williams, West Atlanta NPU Outreach Coordinator, 404-397-7667, for more information.

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition West Atlanta Partnership Site

1280 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW | Atlanta GA 30310 | 404.397.7667