It's our last meeting of the year, so I hope many of you can join us to hear about our 2016 accomplishments. We'd also like to send a huge thank you to Lauren Rocereta, who's been an extremely proactive member of the steering committee for years. Her list of accomplishments is extensive, and her easygoing demeanor has represented our neighborhood well.


Housekeeping & Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the December 2016 meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA). The GPNA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Coca-Cola World Studio of the Activity Resource Center (ARC) building at Zoo Atlanta. Enter through the C5 gate located at the SE corner of the Cherokee Ave parking lots for Zoo Atlanta.

  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register, be 18 years or older, and reside in Grant Park. You are then eligible to vote from your second meeting forward as long as you remain a resident. All neighbors eligible to vote can make motions and second them.

  • Reserve comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor.

  • Take conversations into the lobby.

  • Use the acronym sheet/map provided to follow along

  • Wait to be recognized to speak.

Call to Order – 7:30pm    

Officer Reports


  • Thanks to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!

  • Welcome new members: profession; hobby; burning question?

  • Schools Update & Check presentation ($500 to 5 Grant Park charter/public schools)

  • Elected Officials Update (if any present)

  • Grant Park Parent Network Update (on table)

  • Grant Park Conservancy


  • Please check in. Please sign in if you’re a new member.

  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left

Secretary – November Minutes

Treasurer – GPNA is a 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible!

  • Report of 2016 GPNA donations and accomplishments

Committee Reports

Public Safety

  • Public officials/neighborhood update

  • Zone 6 APD update

  • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, [email protected], 404 612-7012

  • Neighborhood Watch Update

  • My Friend’s Growler Shop – Change of Address

Homes & History

  • Historic Design Regulation Rewrite Update

  • Tip of the Month

  • New Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)


  • Sign up at and follow us on Facebook (info below)

  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile


Economic Development

  • December Grant Park Gathering Update

Philanthropic – No Report

Fundraising – No Report

Land Use and Zoning – No Report


  New Business/Open Floor

    Adjourn – 8:30pm


Upcoming GPNA Meetings:

  • Technology Committee: Tuesday, 01/24/17, 8pm, Dakota Blue

  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Wed, 12/21/16, 6:30pm, Beulah Heights Univ

  • Land Use & Zoning Committee: Thursday, 01/05/17, 7:00pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab

  • GPNA General Meeting: 01/17/17, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta ARC Bldg, Coca-Cola World Studio

  • Homes & History Committee: Monday, 01/16/17, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center


Upcoming NPU-W Meetings:

  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Wed, 12/21/16, 6:30pm, Beulah Heights Univ

  • NPU-W Transportation Committee: Wed, 12/21/16, 6:30pm, Beulah Heights Univ

  • NPU-W General Meeting: Wednesday, 12/21/16, 7:30pm, Beulah Heights Univ

  • NPU-W LUZ Committee: Tuesday, 01/03/17, 7pm, Beulah Heights Univ


General Info:

  • When contacting police: Dial 911 FIRST; call the Zone 6 precinct second at 404.371.5002.

  • To report City service related issues dial 311.

  • Help fund Grant Park Security Patrol (GPSP) patrol hours:

  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press | Email Word format documents to [email protected]

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GPNA Meeting Agendas
Agenda 122016.pdf (PDF)