Sustainable Vendor Fair!

Join us at The Mayor’s Office of Resilience Vendor Fair, May 4, 2018 at 10:00am! Vendors will have the opportunity to meet and connect with City departments. We encourage all businesses offering sustainable goods and services to attend. Please feel free to share with your networks!

*Registration Eventbrite link will be available next week.

Annie E. Casey Youth Foundation

From the Annie E. Casey Foundation:


We are working on the  framework on a council of youth to inform our work here at the foundation. While we have not figured out all the details we do know one of the critical elements will be the selection of diverse group of youth. We are asking you to think about and share contact information with youth that you may know of through your work or community involvement. While there is no one type of youth we are looking for we do have the following things we want you to consider.

-Youth Council will be made up of youth aged 18-25
-We want to make sure we have gender balance
-We want to be inclusive of LGBTQ youth
-We also want to have representation of youth who are not in school and not working

Our goal of the council is to co-design economically equitable outcomes for NPU-V residents, paying special attention to the circumstances of youth and young adults. We imagine that there will be anywhere between 8-15 members of the council.

Can you assist us in identifying youth who are also NPU-V residents by sharing their name and contact information.

At this point all we want to know is if they a have an interest in having their voices heard and giving feedback on economic justice issues.

Also if you know other people that you think I should reach out to, please reach out to:

Ade Oguntoye
Program Associate
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
477 Windsor St SW
Atlanta, GA. 30312
678.686.0146 office

Atlanta BeltLine Advisory Boards Annual Public Presentation

Please join the Atlanta BeltLine to learn more about the Atlanta BeltLine citizen advisory boards, their responsibilities, an update on the work they completed in 2017, and how you can participate!

This meeting will include presentations from the Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC) & Atlanta BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board (BAHAB). This meeting will also include presentations on affordable workforce housing from Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s Vice President of Housing Policy and Development Dwayne Vaughn, The BeltLine Partnership’s Deputy Executive Director, David Jackson and Invest Atlanta’s Westside and Choice Neighborhoods Program Manager, Adena Hill.

Date and Time: April 17, 2018 from 6-8pm
Location: Southface: 241 Pine St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Spring Storm Safety Tips from Georgia Power

Spring Storm Safety Tips from Georgia Power

ATLANTA – March 30, 2018– Spring storm season is here and Georgia Power is encouraging customers to be prepared when severe weather strikes. According to the National Weather Service, an average of 30 tornadoes occur in Georgia every year, however in 2017, more than 100 tornadoes were confirmed across the state. While March, April and May are typically the most active months for severe thunderstorms and tornadic activity, they can strike at any time. 


Georgia Power reminds customers to keep safety first during severe weather and offers the following storm tips:

  • Before a Storm:  Stay aware and check the weather forecast before heading outdoors. Check your emergency kit, unplug major appliances and charge cell phones in case you lose power.
  • During a Storm: Take safe shelter inside a sturdy building away from windows and doors. Avoid contact with conductors of electricity – appliances, metal objects and water.
  • After a Storm: Never touch any downed or low-hanging wire, including telephone or TV wires that touch a power line. Never pull tree limbs off of power lines yourself or enter areas with debris or downed trees as downed power lines may be buried in wreckage.


Georgia Power Tools You Can Use

  • Outage Alerts: Subscribe to the free Georgia Power Outage Alert service to receive personalized notifications and updates via text message.
  • Outage & Storm Center: Available at, customers can visit this site to sign up for Outage Alerts, report and check the status of outages, and access useful safety tips and information. Customers can report and check the status of an outage 24 hours a day by contacting Georgia Power at 888-891-0938.
  • Outage Map: Housed within the Outage & Storm Center, Georgia Power’s interactive Outage Map provides near real-time information, allowing users to see where outages are occurring across the state and track estimated restoration times. The company is also posting regular updates with localized estimated restoration times on the Outage Map.
  • Georgia Power Mobile App: Download the Georgia Power mobile app for Apple and Android devices to access storm and outage information on the go.
  • @GeorgiaPower on Twitter: Follow @GeorgiaPower on Twitter for storm tips, outage updates, customer service and more.


About Georgia Power 
Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America’s premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company’s promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the company on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

Zoning Ordinance Update Phase II Open House & Public Forum Schedule

From the City of Atlanta Department of Planning:

Please share this information with your email distribution, email groups, next door groups…Everybody!  We want you to take advantage of the opportunity to have one-on-one exchange with City Planning Staff.

Thank you for your input during Phase I of the Zoning Ordinance Update project!  We are all set to launch Phase II of the project.  The Department of City Planning (Department) will launch two (2) Public Forums –April 9, 2018 (Atlanta Metropolitan State College) and April 11, 2018 (Trinity Presbyterian Church).  In addition, the Department will hold eight (8) Open House Sessions throughout the City.  It is our intent to provide citizens with an opportunity for input and education on the proposed zoning adjustments.

The City of Atlanta Zoning Ordinance Update Phase II is a direct result of the Zoning Ordinance Diagnostic conducted in 2016. The proposed amendments will seek to:

  • Clarify and improve certain provisions of the Atlanta Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance for usability
  • Provide consistency with the City’s Comprehensive Development Plan and other comprehensive planning processes
  • Update consistency with state and federal law, and advance the public health, safety and welfare.
  • Offer best practices in zoning
  • Improve public perceptions of, and experiences with, the Zoning Ordinance

We look forward to engaging with you at one or more meetings.

Final FLYER 2018 ATL Zoning Ordinance Public Forums


Morehouse School of Medicine PRC: Community Health Connection Target Population Survey

Morehouse School of Medicine is conducting a survey to gather information from NPU V and other NPUs to learn about the population in relation to Morehouse School of Medicine PRC: Community Health Connections Radio Broadcast. We are looking to learn about who listens to the show and what health topics the community think are most important to discuss on the show. If you would be willing to post the link on the NPU V webpage and Facebook page that would be much appreciated. Below is the link to the survey:

MSM Prevention Research Center is Recruiting NPU V Residents for Community Safety Evaluation Advisory Committee

Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center is requesting community residents of NPU V to become Members of the Community Safety Evaluation Resident Advisory Committee. We would like representation from each of the communities in NPU V. You’ll have an opportunity for: Co-design an evaluation to understand how community safety projects are influencing NPU V; training in evaluation, data collection and analysis that you can apply to other issues or initiatives you care about; participation in regular monthly meetings for 1 year on the 4th Wednesday evening of each month from 6-8 pm, and to receive compensation for your ongoing committee participation.

Please let me know of your member recommendations by March 26, 2018. I have attached additional details and the profile application for interested community residents. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me: 404-752-1139 or email

You can find more information here: NPU Resident Advisory Committee flyer

Application: MSM PRC Evaluation RAC Application


Also we have a number of complimentary registrations we can offer to community residents/partners for the Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal Public Health Conference  “Cancer and the Public’s Health: Strategies to Advance Health Equity” on April 4.

For details see:

Please let me know by next week (3/21/18)  if you and/or another community member are interested in attending and I will submit your/their names for the complimentary list.

Coalition for Community Benefits Meeting – March 22nd

March 22nd – Monthly Coalition Meeting!

Hello everyone, please invite your neighbors and fellow organizers to the Thursday, March 22nd Coalition Meeting. It will be at 6:30pm at the Martin St Church of God. Agenda topics include:

1. Prioritizing green infrastructure projects in the area
2. Creating working groups
3. Setting up meetings with elected officials and development partners
4. Getting report backs from neighborhoods
5. CarterUSA visit to GSU class

If you have any topics you would like discussed on the agenda, please feel free to reach out to me via email or phone. You can also share the attached flyers!