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  • 13 Jan 2021 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    A special thank you to our 2021 Impact Sponsor ShelfGenie Atlanta! 


    As many of us continue to be home more, maybe you're feeling the need to make the most of the cabinets in your kitchen, office, bathroom, and other areas of your home. 

    If you need help from the pros, give Julie VanLeuven, owner of ShelfGenie Atlanta, a call! 770-380-1994 or email her at jvanleuven@shelfgenie.com to schedule a Free Consultation

    Special Offer for Piedmont Heights residents: Save 50% on installation with purchase of 4+ Glide-Out shelves. Be sure to mention Piedmont Heights when you speak with Julie.

    ShelfGenie's drawer solutions are custom-built to fit your space exactly – no renovation needed! It's a great time to love where you live even more with extra functionality.

    You can also check out ShelfGenie's blog posts for great tips and design inspiration!

    Last but not least, ShelfGenie Atlanta is hiring! Learn more about their Design Consultants to see if this part-time position might be a great fit for you. 

  • 11 Jan 2021 11:19 PM | Anonymous

    The PHCA Board of Directors proudly bestows the 2020 Jean Johnson Award to our neighbor Jim Hardy.

    Jim and his wife, Shelley, moved to Piedmont Heights in 2005. In 2013, he joined the PHCA Board of Directors where he has served on the Transportation, Planning, and Security committees. Jim was instrumental in securing the License Plate Reader cameras for our neighborhood in 2018. For the past two years, he has navigated many important issues as the president of PHCA, and he begins a new term now in 2021.

    His service is not limited to Piedmont Heights; Jim has also made a positive impact throughout our Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU-F) where he serves as the Public Safety Chair. In addition, he is a liaison to the Atlanta Planning & Advisory Board (APAB).

    Jim’s community service with Piedmont Heights and the broader Atlanta area bookends a full career in military counterintelligence, police investigations, insurance crime, and security training. He is a former Protective Security Advisor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, based in Atlanta.

    Thank you, Jim, for your friendship and your continued support and stewardship of our special neighborhood, our “Small Town in a Big City!”

    About the Jean Johnson Award

    Jean Johnson moved to Rock Springs Rd. in Piedmont Heights in 1972. She joined the Piedmont Heights Civic Association in 1983 and served on its Board of Directors for 35 years. She chaired and served on many committees and task forces, never seeking high post nor personal recognition. She was always the calm voice of experience and reason, never excited nor angry, led by example, and offered wise counsel. Her dedication to community extended far beyond our neighborhood. She served for many years as Piedmont Heights’ representative to Neighborhood Planning Unit F, garnering much public recognition. In 2016, she received an Atlanta Planning & Advisory Board Award for the City of Atlanta’s “Neighborhoods Matter” program.

    Jean was at heart a teacher. Her professional career in Atlanta included three major educational organizations: the Southern Regional Education Board, the Southern Education Foundation, and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, retiring in 2000. Jean never married, but the many friends she made in Piedmont Heights became her loving family.

    In 2013, to recognize her long service to our neighborhood, the PHCA Board created and awarded her the “Jean Johnson Award,” which has since been awarded annually to a PHCA Board Member for outstanding service. When asked about the highlights of her life, Jean responded without hesitation, friends made and her years of service to Piedmont Heights.

    Jean passed away in February 2020, but we continue to honor her memory and her legacy through this special award as other Piedmont Heights neighbors make their mark on our beloved community.

  • 05 Jan 2021 9:12 PM | Anonymous

    Thanks to Loveless Melvin for creating this amazing, inspiring video that showcases our Beautify PiHiATL - Piedmont Heights 2020 Traffic Box Art created by Charity Hamidullah and Angie Jerez!

    You can see more pictures and read more about the project on our Art in Piedmont Heights page. 

  • 04 Jan 2021 6:38 PM | Anonymous

    How can neighbors provide input?  

    Follow the initiative on the Atlanta Board of Education Grady Stadium Renaming Committee page.   

    In addition to the meeting schedule and minutes, you can also find a link to the ABOE ordinance that outlines this process. 

    Use this link to suggest a name to the renaming committee.  You may also provide feedback/comments here.

    The last meeting of the Grady Stadium Renaming Committee is Tuesday, January 12, at 5 pm.  The Committee will consider community input and vote on a recommendation to forward to the Atlanta Board of Education. There are two ways to participate in the meeting:

    To listen:

    Go to the APS Board of Education Facebook page to watch the session via Facebook Live.  

    To speak:

    Register to speak between 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM on 1/12/21 using this link.  The meeting will begin promptly at 5:00 PM.  Instructions on how to connect to the meeting and speak will be provided after submitting a completed registration form.  Incomplete forms not accepted. 


    Thanks to Debbie Skopczynski, President of NPU-F, for sharing this info!

  • 31 Dec 2020 8:12 AM | Anonymous

    Oh, what a year it has been, wouldn't you say?

    Despite our masks and social distancing, you neighbors of our Piedmont Heights community, our "Small Town in a Big City" sure managed to do a lot of great stuff this year!

    We highlighted many of these during our Annual Neighborhood Meeting back in November, but just in case you missed it, keep on reading.

    But first, we would like to be able to do even more in 2021—once a vaccine is in place. Wouldn't a neighborhood celebration just be wonderful?! We are currently looking for Annual Sponsors from the business community to help us increase our funding and do some really fun stuff in 2021. Please spread the word! More info here...

    2020 in Review

    In no particular order, because they're all awesome!

    Spreading the Piedmont Heights news. We opened up our Email Newsletter for ALL residents, not just members! If you're not already on the list, just sign up—and tell your neighbors! Already, we have more than 450 people on the list. We're also doing more on social media, Nextdoor, etc. 

    Luminaries Night: Honoring our Healthcare Heroes during the pandemic. Keep honoring our healthcare heroes as well as essential workers by wearing a mask and following all the precautions - stay safe!

    New Board Members. We are thrilled to welcome five new board members to our board of directors starting in January! Thank you, Brad Anderson (Gotham Way), Christopher Helwig (Monroe Place), Helen Kacur (Rockridge Place), Tom Markovik (Flagler), and Susan Roberts (Ansley Monroe Villas).

    Monthly Board Meetings went virtual: Join us anytime! 1st Tuesday of every month.

    Beltline Progress. Part of "our" Northeast Trail section should open by the end of January 2021! Here's a recap from their recent meeting...

    Neighborhood Cleanup Days. Thanks to PiHi Alliance (our sister organization for our neighborhood businesses) in the Armour-Ottley area, by the former Intown Suites hotel, and one additional location.

    Art in Piedmont Heights. Thanks to a City of Atlanta grant, we hired local artists to paint two more traffic signal boxes. What beautiful creations by Angie Jerez and Charity Hamidullah! 


    Foodie Updates. We're so thankful for our strong restaurant community, especially during the pandemic. They have pivoted time and time again while feeding us hungry folks! Grana and The Buttery ATL both opened during the pandemic. Panera closed; Brooklyn Bagels is opening in spring 2021. Woofs Sports Bar expanded. Lazy Llama replaced HobNob. Check out all the restaurants in Piedmont Heights and visit them often for curbside pickup (or delivery) to ensure their survival during these challenging times.

    Virtual Tour—Secret Garden, Iconic Bank: Piedmont Heights’ Historic Impact. This inspiring event included special guests from the Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Preservation Center, and Docomomo Georgia to celebrate the unique history or two Piedmont Heights landmarks. Watch the event.

    Transportation Projects. In addition to street repaving projects, there are several big transportation projects in the works, particularly with the Armour community, such as a proposed roundabout that we're not too keen on, and more.

    Safety is Top of Mind. Our safety continues to be a priority. Remember, we installed several License Plate Reader Cameras in 2018, but we still need your help EVERY DAY to keep a clean car. Please don't leave weapons in your vehicles, and don't leave your car running while unattended - it happens more often than you think, resulting in a LOT of stolen cars.

    Piedmont Heights 2020 T-shirt. Our first annual T-shirt! We can't wait to do our next one in 2021! We'll be distributing the shirts December 18 & 19 at various locations in Armour Yards.


    Fundraising for our Foundation. Thanks to YOU, our neighborhood Foundation raised more than $3,200 evenwithout our beloved annual Fandango event. Special thanks to residents Donna Bryans Gensler and Drew Niess for grants from their respective grant-giving foundations, the Bryans Family Foundation and the Allstate Foundation! And a special thanks to Doc Chey's for hosting a Dine Out Fundraiser!

    LOTS of new PHCA members! Approximately 25 Homes joined (or rejoined after being lapsed) and 1 new apartment renter joined this year, almost all of these between September and December. These new members provide more than $5,000 in revenue for Piedmont Heights! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We also added monthly membership plans in addition to our annual plans.

    New Piedmont Heights Neighbors! We welcomed more than a dozen new homeowners to our community with info about Piedmont Heights. Thanks to ASW Distillery for providing bottles of hand sanitizer that we included in our welcome pack!

    Piedmont Heights Gift Shop with Home Accessories. At our new online gift shop, you can order Piedmont Heights aprons, pillows, notebooks, shower curtains, and more. Perfect gift for welcoming a new neighbor or for outfitting a rental property in PiHi!

    Looking forward to 2021! Happy holidays from Kathleen the Cow; she's all decked out for the season!


  • 23 Dec 2020 11:26 AM | Anonymous

    A huge thank you to NPU-F Vice President Kay Stephenson, PHCA Safety Chair Susan Kanellos, Melina Welch, and Leah Matthews for organizing the DBA BBQ holiday lunch for our Atlanta Police officers in Zone 6! Officers that cover Piedmont Heights' section in Zone 2 were also showered with Chick-fil-A gift cards! 




  • 22 Dec 2020 6:05 PM | Anonymous

    Vote at the Mobile Van from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Morningside Baptist Church parking lot on Montgomery Ferry Rd.

     

    If you can't make the Mobile Voting Van on December 23, be sure to cast your ballot before it's too late!

    You can vote on Tuesday, January 5. If you live in Piedmont Heights, you're likely assigned to the Morningside Baptist Church Gym location, but double check on the My Georgia Voter page or on their mobile app.

    Or you can vote early in person nearby at places like the Ponce de Leon Library, Buckhead Library, Northside Library, High Museum or Art, State Farm Arena and other locations. Here's the schedule. 


    Security Patrol Bonus & Thanks to APD


     

    It's Not Too Late to Show Your Appreciation!

    As a special thank you to our Security Patrol officer, help us shower Captain Singh with a special holiday bonus! Give today and learn more about PHCA's Security Patrol & Home Away Watch services. 


     

    Happy Holidays to APD to Zones 2 & 6

    Thanks to PHCA Safety Chair Susan Kanellos for leading the charge to thank our Atlanta Police officers with some special holiday gifts! 

    • Chick-fil-A gift cards for APD Zone 2
    • DBA BBQ luncheon for APD Zone 6


    IRA Rollover Contributions


     

    An Alternate Way to Support Piedmont Heights

    You (or your parents or grandparents) may be eligible to make a tax-deductible donation to Piedmont Heights directly from your IRA. Learn more!


    2020 in the Rearview


     

    Never a Dull Moment, But Lots to Celebrate!

    It's been a crazy year, but Piedmont Heights stayed active and engaged! New art boxes, funds raised for our community Foundation, Luminarias Night for our Healthcare Heroes, BeltLine progress, neighborhood cleanup days, and more. So many reasons to celebrate and be thankful for our "Small Town in the Big City"—check out Piedmont Heights' year in review.

    Looking to 2021... Steve Saenz of Explore Atlanta wants your opinion for his ATL 2021 SURVEY! Steve led our 2019 Piedmont Heights Walking Tour (in person!), and he leads amazing tours all over the City, so take a moment to lend him your thoughts!


    Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors!


     

    Seeking 2021 Annual & À La Carte Sponsors

    From as little as $50 to $2,500, our Annual Sponsorships and À La Carte offerings provide great marketing opportunities for local businesses while allowing PHCA to do more! More benefits, community outreach opportunities, neighborhood celebrations, and more. Help us spread the word with your employer or other business connections by introducing us or by sharing our 2021 PHCA Sponsorship Packet PDF.


  • 20 Dec 2020 8:57 PM | Anonymous

    Looking ahead to 2021... Steve Saenz of Explore Atlanta wants your opinion for his ATL 2021 SURVEY! Steve led our 2019 Piedmont Heights Walking Tour (in person!), and he leads amazing tours all over the City, so take a moment to lend him your thoughts for his survey!


    You can also check out the awesome Piedmont Heights info & photos on his website! There's also his Atlanta 1800s quiz that highlights some of the Piedmont Heights' history!



  • 16 Dec 2020 9:48 PM | Anonymous

    Some short-term rental homes continue to cause issues of concern throughout Atlanta neighborhoods and with Atlanta's City Council. Representative Shook proposed a ban on short-term rentals a while back, but the proposal didn't get widespread traction.  

    New, alternative legislation has now been proposed by Councilmembers Andrew Dickens, Matt Westmoreland, Jennifer Ide (our Piedmont Heights representative), Amir Farokhi, Antonio Brown, Michael Julian Bond, and Joyce Sheperd.

    You can read the draft legislation online.

    Feel free to share your thoughts with the PHCA Board and/or at the upcoming NPU-F meeting

  • 16 Dec 2020 12:26 PM | Anonymous

    Learn more about the United Way of Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program. https://relief.uwga.org/

    The City of Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program is available only to City of Atlanta residents. Funds may be used to cover past-due rent, utilities, mortgage and security deposits as a result of impending eviction.

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