2018 Summerhill Parade and Reunion

It’s that time again. Time for the famous Summerhill Reunion—THE Reunion! Games, food, fun and of course, THE Parade, this year bigger and better than ever before! So get ready and mark June 16 in your calendar! You won’t want to miss Summerhill—THE Reunion!

More MARTA Information

Good afternoon NPU Chair.

The More MARTA Atlanta program is a partnership between MARTA and the City of Atlanta to deliver the largest transit investment in four decades – $2.5 billion over the next 40 years. In coordination with City stakeholders and the community, the partners are developing and implementing a system of transit improvement projects that will improve accessibility, mobility, and connectivity within the City and to the existing regional transportation network.

I have attached for your information the More MARTA Fact Sheet which  presents information along with the proposed project list to the community for input. Please take a moment to review the information.  Once you have reviewed it, if you have any additional questions, or if you would like a MARTA representative to come out and speak to your community, please let me know.

Thank you for your time and interest in MARTA and I look forward in hearing from you.



Click here for fact sheet and more information: More MARTA Fact Sheet 060418 v4

Please Share – Grows A Lot Applications Due Soon

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience is pleased to announce the second round of AgLanta“Grows-A-Lot” applications are open today!

We thank you for growing a more resilient, equitable and accessible food system in AgLanta,

Your AgLanta Team:
Mario Cambardella and Elizabeth Beak – Mayors Office of Resilience
Maurice Small – Groundwork Atlanta
Fred Conrad – Atlanta Community Food Bank

Trees Atlanta: 2018-2019

Good Morning,

My name is Mike McCord and I am a NeighborWoods coordinator at Trees Atlanta.  We are reaching out because you have been identified as a leader in your community.  Once again, we are setting out on our mission of improving our soil, water, air, human health, community resiliency, shade canopy, and street beauty throughout Atlanta by planting FREE trees!  Here is a link to our updated NeighborWoods program https://treesatlanta.org/our-programs/neighborwoods/   You can check out your neighborhood’s canopy coverage with this tool http://geospatial.gatech.edu/TreesAtlanta/

We are beginning our summer planning of tree planting projects, and would love your input! These projects will take place October-March, with the rest of the year dedicated to tree maintenance.   In order to host a Saturday planting, we suggest a minimum of 40-50 trees.  We plant within the city right-of-way, which is the land immediately adjacent to the street. These street trees are the 15-gallon container size, generally 5-8′ tall. We maintain and guarantee each of these trees for two years via watering, weeding, mulching, staking, and pest control.  Reach out to us if you know of any great spots to reforest in your neighborhood or other areas near you.  Additionally, please feel free to send us the contact information of any other interested advocates in your neighborhood.

W also have a new FREE shade tree program available for front yards on private property.  These shade trees include oak, linden, sugar maple, beech, tulip poplar, blackgum, american elm, and bald cypress.  These front yard trees are the 30-gallon container size and 8-10′ tall.  In situations where there is not enough space available (too close to buildings or powerlines), we also have a free fruit tree program that includes Japanese Persimmon, Paw Paw, and Chickasaw Plum.


We are more than happy to present options at your local neighborhood association or NPU meetings.

Let me know, if you have any suggestions or would like to schedule a site visit with me.  We look forward to planting FREE trees with you and your community this year!


Upcoming event – LudaFamDay – September 1

Greetings Chairman Ward and Mr. Brown —

I hope this email finds you well. My name is Shawntel White. I am working with The Ludacris Foundation to organize an upcoming event impacting your Neighborhood Planning Unit.

Event Overview:

Date: Saturday, September 1
Time: 1PM-7PM
Host: The Ludacris Foundation
Location: Friendship Field
Address: MITCHELL ST SW Atlanta, GA 30314 (33.753860, -84.403014, across from Friendship Baptist Church)
Est. Attendees: 15,000 people

Purpose: to uplift families and bring resources to the community.

Details: This neighborhood festival will host live music, carnival games and amusements, various food trucks and food vendors, as well as a variety of neighborhood merchants and small businesses. We will also be collaborating with health service providers to provide on-site health screenings to all attendees.

Please find attached the festival details which includes the security plan provided by Lieutenant Jeff Baxter as well as the emergency and waste management plans.

Thank you for all the great work you do in the community. It makes us proud to be a positive impact in the community. We look forward to sharing more details with you as we continue to plan this event and finalize our permitting.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Ms. Roberta Shields — President of The Ludacris Foundation — at THELFINFO@GMAIL.COM.

Community Economic/Jobs and Career Opportunity This June: Two Weeks Of Training For Long Lasting Green Jobs and Careers With Livable Income

Two-Week Courses Open The Door To Lifelong Green Jobs and Careers


KPJ Green Technologies, Inc. President Emile Paradis, a Marine Corps veteran and innovative entrepreneur, has exciting news to share:  for 2 weeks of training and 2 weeks of on-the-job work experience, community members can be ready to accept green job opportunities as well as enter green careers.  Jobs and careers that not only help sustain communities — but that sustain individuals and families, too.

From June 18 to June 29th, the free entry-level training courses will be offered through KPJ’s Operation Smart Move Training Program in partnership with various organizations, including WorkSource Georgia through the City of Atlanta.

“We want to bring these new Green jobs and professions to the community members and neighborhoods that need it the most, because we know the potential growth of these job and career fields.  The training is entry-level and easy to understand, with immediate work experience that has trainees ready to apply for job opportunities with committed contractors that are immediately available.

“We will work with any community members as well as neighborhood and faith organizations who have the commitment and the need for true job opportunities with livable income.  That’s what we’re here for.”

To sign up for the two-week training or to learn more, contact:

Emile Paradis
Operation Smart Move

For Training Flyer, click HERE

Roadshow +Grant Program LAUNCH! and more…

Hello HERCULES SAB members!

 Now that we’re hopefully all rested from the long weekend, I am writing with two important requests for you:

1.       We are now accepting applications for the revised Shaheed DuBois Roadshow and Community Grant Program! Please share this opportunity among your networks by either sending the attached flier and application, or directing people to our website. We would greatly appreciate it if you would help us to track our dissemination efforts by contributing to this spreadsheet. You can either suggest people or organizations for us to send it to, or note who you have sent it to so that we don’t overlap (if you will send the info, please note your name in the spreadsheet). Thank you!!

2.       At the last SAB meeting the idea of creating a structure to better integrate HERCULES scientists with our SAB was proposed. We would like to have a specific proposal ready before our July SAB meeting. Please send us any ideas or examples that you have for this type of structure!

 Thanks everyone!

Don’t Get the Boot Campaign | June 1st – June 15th

There’s relief for those issued parking citations.  Help us spread the word!

The City of Atlanta and ATLPlus will sponsor the “Don’t Get the Boot” program to promote parking education and assist in the resolution of unpaid parking citations.  This program will waive late penalties added to citations issued before March 24, 2017. The “Don’t Get the Boot” program will only last 15 calendar days ( Friday, June 1, 2018 through Friday, June 15, 2018) and will be limited to citations issued before the ATLPlus program began. Citations rates will be reduced to the original fine amount.  At the end of the late penalty waiver program, all outstanding citation amounts will go back to their previous amount and include the previously added late fees.

For addition information on Don’t Get the Boot program visit:https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/public-works/office-of-transportation/parking-services/don-t-get-the-boot-program

To pay outstanding citations visit: www.ATLPLUSmobility.com

You are encourage to share this information with your constituents and contacts.

Georgia Power’s Lake Safety News

Georgia Power kicks off summer with new water safety PSA

Longstanding program focuses on simple water safety tips

ATLANTA – May 25, 2018 – Georgia Power released a new public service announcement (PSA) highlighting water safety as the Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer boating season. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children 1 to 4 years of age, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health and SPLASH, a longstanding Georgia Department of Natural Resources initiative supported by Georgia Power, aims to greatly reduce the number of these deaths and injuries.

SPLASH encourages citizens to follow these simple tips when enjoying beaches, pools, lakes, rivers and other bodies of water:

  • Supervision – Designate an adult to watch children at all times. Do not assume someone else is watching.
  • Prevention – Wear personal flotation devices (PFD or life jacket), install fencing around pools, and use drain covers in pools.
  • Look before you leap – Never jump into water without knowing how deep it is and what is below the surface.
  • Arm’s Length – Adults should be arm’s length to children in water, and safety tools such as hooks should be nearby at all times.
  • Swim Lessons – Knowing how to swim greatly reduces the chance of drowning. Classes are often available through the Red Cross or YMCA.
  • Have a Water Safety Plan – Know what to do during an emergency.

Georgia Power, the largest non-governmental provider of recreation facilities in Georgia, provides recreational opportunities yearround for the public at more than 40 sites across the state.  The company owns and operates 15 lake properties across the state for power generation and resident recreation, and makes it easy to find a Georgia Power lake near year by visiting www.GeorgiaPowerLakes.com. In addition to detailed information about all of the Georgia Power properties, including facilities and amenities, local attractions and water safety information, the site allows visitors to check current lake conditions, virtually explore camp sites and browse an interactive fish guide for each of the lakes.