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VHCA January 2017 Meeting Minutes are Available

The January 9th meeting minutes are available on the website. Please click here. The 2017 budget, which was approved at the meeting, can be found here. Continue reading

New Plaza Honors One VaHi Woman’s Church Membership of Almost a Century

By Sue G. Collins When Blanche Reynolds turned 90-something (she’ll never tell!), more than 120 friends sang to her in three-part harmony with an organ backing them up.  It was glorious and she beamed. Their gift to her wasn’t quite … Continue reading

Come to VHCA’s Open House at D.B.A BBQ on January 29

By Jenifer Keenan, VHCA Board President Want to become more involved in the neighborhood?  Interested in meeting more of your friendly VaHi neighbors?  Have you always wondered what VHCA does but were afraid to ask?  Now is your chance to learn the … Continue reading

Survey Reveals VaHi Residents’ Key Concerns, Sources of Contentment

The recent survey of Virginia-Highland residents shows that public safety, the commercial district, public infrastructure, and neighborhood parks are the top policy issues we care about.  And while the commercial mix and safety are high on the list of activities … Continue reading

Two New Members Join VHCA Board of Directors

By Jenifer Keenan, VHCA Board President We had several strong candidates interview for two open positions on the board and last night confirmed Micah Stringer, Director and Troy Murray, Alternate Director to serve out the balance of the 2016/2017 term. … Continue reading

Local Police Officers Will Soon Be Wearing Bodycams

By Eleanor Barrineau, VHCA Board and Safety Committee Chair By the end of January, police officers in Zone 6 of the Atlanta Police Department (APD), which includes Virginia-Highland, will be using body cameras on each shift.  As officers report for duty, … Continue reading

Hear VHCA President Jenifer Keenan Discuss the Future of Virginia-Highland

She is on a panel along with two other community leaders on WABE’s “Closer Look”. The segment begins at marker 30:33 and runs for about 20 minutes. http://news.wabe.org/post/closer-look-kasim-reeds-legacy-community-planning-and-more  

Here is the Agenda for the January 9, 2017 VHCA General and Board Meeting

The agenda for the General and Board Meeting of the Virginia-Highland Civic Association has been published and may be found here. The public is invited to attend.

VHCA Tour of Homes Committee—Come Help Us Rebuild in 2017

By Robin Ragland, 2016 VHCA Tour of Homes Chair Our neighborhood Tour of Homes is a weekend favorite for attendees and community volunteers each December.  Like other initiatives within VHCA, the tour occurs because a committee of volunteers spends their … Continue reading

Undecking the Halls – Weather Update – Snowball Fight Anyone?

By Kay Stephenson, VHCA Board Vice President Update: Due to the winter storm warning our plan to dismantle decorations at North Highland Park will be postponed until Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm. Hopefully this will allow time for any wintry mix … Continue reading

Virginia-Highland Supports Police Christmas Party for Kids

By Eleanor Barrineau, VHCA Board and Safety Committee Member Generous Virginia-Highland residents donated four car-loads of toys to the annual Zone 6 Atlanta Police Department holiday party for kids held on December 17th.  This year Zone 6 doubled the number … Continue reading

President’s Message and Goals for 2017

By Jenifer Keenan, VHCA Board President Happy New Year!  Now that the holidays are over, I wanted to bring you up to date on some of the activities of the Virginia-Highland Civic Association. 2016 was a year of transition for … Continue reading

Safety Camera Update

By Sterling Eaves, VHCA Safety Committee Member The 2016-17 VHCA board has made safety a priority and last month, a meeting with Board and Safety Committee members, the Atlanta Police Foundation (APF), and Atlanta Police Department (APD) occurred to discuss … Continue reading

‘Tis the Season for Giving

By Robin Ragland, VHCA Board Member, and Lola Carlisle, Member of the VHCA Preservation Committee There’s a strong tradition of giving in Virginia-Highland during the month of December – especially when it come to the Fire Station 19 restoration project.  … Continue reading

City Council District 6 Newsletter for December

Here is a link to City Council Member Alex Wan’s newsletter for December. It includes updates on a new parking management contract, District 6 annexation activity, Level 2 drought information and more.

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