This meeting was our Annual Board Election meeting. We had great attendance and would like to thank the Management at The Canteen at Georgia Tech for helping us host our event. An additional Thank You to our representatives from Atlanta Police Department Zone 5 and the Atlanta Citizens Review Board for coming out and speaking at our event. Lastly, an apology, for not having pictures taken during the event to post here.
Reminder, HPCIA Community Meetings happen six times a year. The 2018 meetings will take place in February, April, June, August, October, and December on the second Tuesday of each month.
The December HPCIA Community Meetings double as our standard election meeting for a new board slate for the next year. The HPCIA Community meetings are open to all. However, to vote you must be a current and paid member of HPCIA. The positions up for vote are available below. This is a free event and food and drink will be provided.
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Happy Hour
7:00 – 7:30 pm:
Major Scheinbaum Presentation (APD Zone 5 Commander)
Lee Reid Presentation (New Mediation Program for Citizens and Police Officers)
This meeting was our “Election” focused meeting. We met with three Candidates across two races in city wide elections. Byron Amos who is running for District 2 Atlanta Board of Education came out to introduce himself, his platform and answer school system questions as they relate to Home Park. Byron was very open with the community and offered his direct contact number should you wish to field any questions to him.
Additionally, District 3 (Home Park’s district) City Council Member candidates, Greg Clay and Ivory Young (incumbent) each came out to introduce themselves, discuss their agendas if elected and field questions from Home Park community members. Many of the questions related to zoning laws, code enforcement and development plans on the Westside.
Some other Candidates that expressed interest in engaging the community but were unable to attend include the following below. Moreover, you can find a detailed Committee for a Better Atlanta Score Card rating on all Candidates here: CBA-Scores-8.5×11.
John Wright – APS Board of Education, Seat 7 At-Large.
Courtney English – APS Board of Education.
Kandis Wood Jackson, APS Board of Education, At-Large.
Alex Wan – City Council
2018 HPCIA Board Elections
Elections for 2018 HPCIA Board Positions will take place at our Community Meeting on December 12. You can review the list of board positions here and submit a nomination for yourself or someone else to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HPCIA has completed all of the necessary steps and paperwork for acquiring an additional half acre of park space North of 14th Street. We are waiting on acceptance of all terms from the City to complete the acquisition process and move on to the next step. Additionally, the HPCIA Board is working with Turner and Georgia Tech on ways of improving pedestrian access to the park along with improvements to it, if and when acquired.
The new website layout is up and running. The site has been secured with an SSL Cert from McAfee and additional features will be rolled out monthly. You can for the time being, subscribe to email alerts, register and pay dues. You can also follow the event calendar and find links to additional web assets for Home Park. Including links to NextDoor, FaceBook and other social media channels. Stay tuned for exciting developments over time.
Join us for our October Community-wide meeting at the Georgia Tech R. Kirk Landon Learning Center. 1015 Tumlin Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30318. There will be updates from the Home Park Community Improvement Association Board on progress in the area and the HPCIA organization as a whole. We will also hear from some of our City Council District 3 Candidates, Atlanta Board of Education and more. Participants will include Ivory Young, Greg Clay, and Byron Amos. The Home Park Community Improvement Association meetings are open to all. Candidates who will meet with the community, share their platform and hear some of our concerns. Be sure to attend to get your voice heard.
Thanks everyone who came to the August Community Meeting hosted by our neighbors at The Local on 14th. Looking forward to seeing more new faces at the October meeting on Tuesday the 10th. For more information on upcoming meetings, check out our events page.
Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Community Meeting on Tuesday, June 13th. HPCIA hosted a special community meeting where we celebrated one of our neighborhood gems and held a networking event. Founder and Head Chef, Zach Malloy Better Half Atlanta, made some specialty dishes and cocktails for Home Park residents and members. He also participated in a discussion where he shared insight into the story of how he and his wife, Cristina, created Better Half was founded and all of the effort that went into building it. I’ve added photos here and the video of our discussion with Zach will be on the site later. For more information on upcoming meetings, check out our events page.