Date:                                                    August 18, 2015
Time:                                                   7:32 pm to 8:44 pm
Location:                                             ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater, Zoo Atlanta               
Officers Present:                            Lauren Rocereta - President
                                                          Jeffrey Rogers - Vice President
                                                          Kristin Andris - Secretary                                                          Rob Bernier – Economic Development
                                                          Geoff Roper - Fundraising
                                                          Paul Simo - Homes and History                                                           Kim Holland - Philanthropic
                                                          Stephanie Warner - Technology
                                                          Jim Vorix - Transportation

7:35 pm            Meeting Commenced
President, Lauren Rocereta
  • Welcomed everyone, explained the agenda and open floor rules, and voting eligibility
  • Thank you to Zoo Atlanta for allowing the use of the building for the meeting
  • Next meeting is Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:30pm
  • New member welcome and introductions
  • Ormond Grant Park is being renovated. Group is seeking donations. 
  • Run Before You Crawl presented Grant Park Security Patrol with $4,000 donation
  • Citizens Advocate for City of Atlanta, Stephanie Ramage, introduced herself
    • She can help with any city related issue. Call her at (404) 852-5657, [email protected]
  • Mary Woodland, Oakland Cemetery
  • House in the Park Festival, Sept 6 - Motion to support approved unanimously
  • Education
    • Parkside Elementary - Caitlin Sims,(404) 802-4100
      • Parkside is on the journey to become a K12 International Baccalurate program
      • Sept 25 is Jackson Cluster Football Night at Grady Stadium
    • Maynard Jackson - Stephanie Johnson (404) 802-5240
      • Maynard Jackson has AP, IB, early college programs, and partnership with Georgia Tech
      • Maynard Jackson women's track team brought home state championship. All senior girls on team received college scholarships.
  • Grant Park Conservancy Update
  • GPPN Update
Vice President, Jeffrey Rogers
  • Passed around sign-up and volunteer sheet, make sure info is correct
  • Advised new members to check in or sign in
  • If you have a GPNA meeting reminder yard sign, please email Jeffrey at [email protected]
Secretary, Kristin Andris
  • Presented minutes from June 16, 2015
Philanthropic, Kim Holland
  • MLK Middle Back to School Drive
  • MLK Middle Back to School Dine Out
  • The Center for Working Families Back to School Drive
  • Motion to support Center for Working Families and Nicholas House with $250 approved unanimously
Economic Development Committee Chair, Rob Bernier
  • Grant Park Gathering, August 24, 6-8 p.m., Agave Restaurant 
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman
  • You can volunteer for neighborhood watch by emailing [email protected] 
  • Zone 6 APD update - Lt. Desmond Floyd, [email protected], (404) 673-9423
    • Keep your car clearn
    • Be on lookout for students skipping school
Land Use and Zoning, Rick Hudson
  • Turner Field Update: Community Benefits Coaltion - We will continue to monitor and reserve the right to withdrawl
  • LCI Agreement - Participants can have a say on how development goes
  • Stay tuned to Facebook and website to be aware of upcoming meetings
Transportation, Jim Vorix
  • CDP-15-012 Cycle Atlanta Phase 1.0 Study - Motion to support approved unanimously
Homes and History, Paul Simo
  • Current Certificates of Appropriateness reviewed
  • Historic Design Regulations Sub Committee is working on rewriting regulations
  • Preservation Tip of the Month:
    • Be an ACE (Accountable Creative Educated) when it comes to your home
  • Mothball event planning in works. It will be held on Nov 14 at Rec Center
  • No report

Meeting minutes from June 16, 2015 approved.

Open Floor Discussion:
  • Block captains wanted for Neighborhood Watch. Email [email protected]
  • Georgia Hill Library is closing. Petition is on next door and Facebook.

9:16 pm - Meeting Adjourned
- See more at:
GPNA Committee Minutes