Time:                                       7:32 pm to 8:32 pm
Location:                                ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater, Zoo Atlanta               
Officers Present:                 Jeffrey Rogers-President
                      Dr. Michelle Kirby- Vice President
                      Michelle Botwinick- Treasurer
                      Stephen L. Powner – Economic Development
                      Paul Simo - Homes and History
                      Chris Newman - Public Safety

7:32 pm            Meeting Commenced

President, Jeffrey Rogers
  • Welcome and thanks again to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!
  • Please read/review the Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct points above.
  • Welcome to new members: Name, Street and profession; hobby; burning question?
  • Elected Officials SHORT Update (if any are present)
    • Carla Smith is holding a meeting May 23rd at 7pm on the parking deck
  • Grant Park Conservancy- GPConservancy.org
    • Intern Grant Request ($1,000)
  • Grant Park Parent Network Update- Kristi Malloy GrantParkParents.org
    • Music in the Meadow- 1st Thursday of the Month June 1 5:30
    • $25 CPR Class coming up
    • June 10th summer social bbq 4-8pm
  • Grant Park Schools
  • Nicolas House
    • June 15th luncheon/fundraiser at the Lodge Café
    • Back to School Drive
  • Grant Park Happenings
  • Steering Committee Changes
    • Please welcome Amanda Puché as our new Fundraising Cahir
    • Tom Merandi has resigned his position as Philanthropic Chair
    • Please welcome Heidi Reis as our new Philanthropic Chair
Vice President, Dr. Michelle Kirby
  • Passed around sign-up and volunteer sheet, make sure info is correct
  • Advised new members to check in or sign in
  • GPNA meeting signs: contact Michelle if interested
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left
  • No update
  • The GPNA is a IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible!
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman
  • Zone 6 APD update:  Reported crimes are significantly lower now than last year
  • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, [email protected], 404 612-7012
  • Neighborhood Watch Update
  • Memorial Dr. corridor still experiencing vehicle break-ins, leave nothing in your car
  • NPU-W meets on Wednesday nights
Economic Development, Stephen Powner
  • Sunbursts are $75 and available online, $50 at the GPNA meetings
  • Grant Park Gathering Vickery’s Thursday 6/15 6-8 pm
Homes and History, Paul Simo
  • Historic Design Regulation Rewrite Update
  • Ormewood/Lynwood Immediate Neighbors Meeting Update
  • New Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)
    • Berne/Marion Townhomes (Approved 16-3-1)
  • Tip of the Month
  •  Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month
Technology, Stephanie Warner
  • Sign up at gpna.org and follow us on Facebook
  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile: expire every year, make sure yours is up to date
Philanthropic, Heidi Reis:
  • Nicholas House is always looking for volunteers and donations
Land Use and Zoning, Rick Hudson
  •   New Atlanta imagine Plan meeting  June 15 11 am Rialto Theater
Open Floor Discussion:
  • Grant Park Farmers Market is in search of musicians, artists and community groups to volunteer

8:32 pm - Meeting Adjourned
GPNA Monthly Meeting Minutes
minutes201705.pdf (PDF)