Please join us tonight for our monthly meeting.

Welcome! Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the general membership monthly meeting of GPNA. The GPNA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Coca-Cola World Studio of the Activity Resource Center (ARC) building in Zoo Atlanta. Enter through gate C5 located at the southeast corner of the Cherokee Av. parking lots.

  • Please turn all cell phones to off or at least vibrate.

  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register in the membership rolls, be 18 years or older, and reside or work in a business located in the official boundaries of the Grant Park neighborhood. You are then eligible to vote from your second meeting forward as long as you remain a resident or business employee. All neighbors that are eligible to vote can also make motions or second them.

  • We loosely or informally follow Robert’s Rules of Order for our proceedings in order to keep discussions moving along in the interest of valuing everyone’s time.

  • Please DO NOT arbitrarily interject comments or questions aloud. Instead, please wait to be recognized of your entitlement to the floor before speaking to the membership. And then ask/make one, and only one, question/comment before allowing others to have a turn. We practice discussions in this meeting, NOT conversations.

  • Please reserve your comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor.

  • Please take all side conversations all the way into the lobby and close the doors behind you.

  • Please use the acronym sheet and neighborhood map provided on the lobby tables to follow along with the discussions.

Call to Order – 7:30 p.m.    

Officer Reports


  • Welcome and thanks again to Zoo Atlanta

  • Please read/review the Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct points above.

  • Welcome to new members: Name, Street and profession; hobby; burning question?

  • Nominations for Officers or Committee Chairs

  • Elected Officials’ SHORT Update (if any are present)

    • Grant Park Conservancy (

    • Grant Park Parent Network Update – Holly Wilhelm (

  • Grant Park Schools

  • Grant Park Neighborhood’s Park Happenings

    • 2017 Grant Park Farmers Market – Every Sunday, 9a – 1p, April – December

  • Historic Oakland Cemetery

    • Sunday in the Park, October 1st, 12 – 6 p.m

    • Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours, October 20 – 28, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m


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

  • Committee Sign-up Sheet

  • GPNA Monthly meeting reminder signs & Spread the word


  • August Minutes (approval vote toward the end of the meeting)


  • Report

  • The GPNA is a IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible!

Committee Reports

Public Safety

  • Public officials/neighborhood update

    • Zone 6 APD update

    • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, (404) 612-7012,

    • Trestle Tree security upgrades



  • Nicholas House – Norma Nyhoff. GPNA annual support paid after the vote last month

  • Seeking engagement from neighbors for possible donation ideas



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

  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile

Economic Development

  • Grant Park Gathering Update

  • Now in charge of Sunbursts – Order one today and have it by Friday!


  • Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Summer Shade festival to promote Mothball!

  • Sponsorship Package update. Businesses, please become a sponsor! Contact [email protected] for more information.

  • Mothball 2017 set for 11/11/2017 at the GP Rec center. Volunteers need to contact Nikkia or Homer Hammonds at [email protected]

Homes & History

  • Design Regs. Benefits & Ramifications (262 Ormond Demo)

  • Call in suspect work, material removal or work:  Matt Adams in planning ([email protected]) or Office of Buildings to send an inspector.  Please contact the Office of Buildings at 404.330.6150 -- any neighbor can call!!

  • Preservation Tip of Month: Gutters & Storm Prep

Land Use and Zoning (including Transportation and Transit)

  • 385 Grant Circle

  • Gateway Project


Minutes Approval Vote

New Business/Open Floor

Adjourn – 8:30pm


Upcoming GPNA Meetings:

  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta

  • Technology Committee: Every Fourth Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., 393 Ormond St.

  • Land Use & Zoning (including Transit & Transportation) Committee: Every First Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, ARC Building, Tech Lab

  • Homes & History Committee: Every 4th Monday, 7:00 p.m., Atlanta Preservation Center

  • GPNA General Monthly Membership Meeting: Every Third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Studio

Upcoming NPU-W Meetings (@Village Church of East Atlanta)

  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta

  • NPU-W Transportation Committee: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta

  • NPU-W General Meeting: Every Fourth Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta

General Info:

  • If You See Something, Say Something™: 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 MS Word format documents to [email protected]

  • Get a sunburst for your home: $75.00 | Purchase at

  • Like us on Facebook; Twitter @GrantParkGPNA

  • Create account at to receive neighborhood news and security alerts

  • Local Business Directory:

GPNA Meeting Agendas