The final Midtown Neighbors’ Association Board of Directors meeting of 2012 will take place on Thursday evening in the upstairs community room at Jason’s Deli, located at 230 10th Street.
All Board of Directors meetings are open to the public and generally take place the final Thursday evening of the month. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and generally last 60-90 minutes.
The agenda, including tonight's update on the 2013 Tour of Homes and Midtown Atlanta Shop & Dine events, is finalized on the Tuesday before the meeting and any Midtown resident may request to bring business before the board by submitting that request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And the Dec. 31 deadline approaches for being able to join the MNA and earmarking 25 percent of your membership dues to your favorite Midtown initiative. There are two ways to join (or renew) and earmark your 25 percent:
- Online: Add one of the following key words into the comments section of the online membership application: http://www.midtownatlanta.org/renew.
- Or, mail in your membership dues to: Midtown Neighbors' Association, P O Box 77112, Atlanta, GA 30357-7112. Be sure to include a completed membership application (see attachment) with your payment. In the field “I am interested in receiving more information about” section, please submit your choice for the earmarked donation.
Options for earmarking (these are the 2012 funding requests we have received to date):
- Education – CINS [Council on Intown Neighborhood Schools - funds teacher grant requests for each of the Grady High School cluster of feeder schools]
- Education – Grady High School [Robotics Club requested donations for Gearbox Gangstaz to buy robot parts]
- Education – Inman Middle School [Technology Fund for new promethean boards in the 7th Grade Trailer]
- Education – Intown Academy [Funds a playground for the K-8th Grade Public Charter School]
- Light up Midtown [funds the monthly light bills for the common area street lights throughout Midtown]
- Midtown Mingles [help our neighborhood come together by supporting these popular Midtown get togethers]
The MNA Mission Statement reads as follows:
The mission of the Midtown Neighbors’ Association is to assure that our vibrant and diverse neighborhood becomes an increasingly better community in which to enjoy the benefits of the urban experience. We strive to develop solutions that continually improve Midtown’s safety and quality of life, and give our neighbors a voice in development and revitalization decisions. We seek to act as the neighborhood’s link to other communities, government agencies and our elected officials. We seek to be inclusive, proactive, and diligent in our commitment to serve the best interests of Midtown as a neighborhood by bringing together our community.
Since 2005, the MNA has invested more than $105,000 in the neighborhood? Below is a list of membership dollars and contributions at work in the community:
- Safety Initiatives: $51,750
- Environmental & Green Community: $36,500
- Education: $11,000
- Stakeholder Assocations (Midtown Alliance & NPU-E): $7,250
These are a few of the many areas MNA contributes in building community to make Midtown safer, greener and healthier. Your membership allows MNA to continue to invest financial and volunteer resources in Midtown.