PHCA is a volunteer-based organization. As such, members are encouraged to get involved in one or more standing committees. Below is a description of each committee and committee chair. Please contact the committee chair if you have any questions or are interested in joining a committee.
Communications: The PHCA Communications Committee is responsible for the association’s website, the PHCA Newsletter and all social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor). It also helps promote events developed by other PHCA committees or PH Business Alliance Members. Any PH neighbor with an interest in marketing, social media, writing newsletter articles, editing/proofreading, or anything else related to these areas, please contact communications for more committee information.
Membership: The PHCA Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting and retaining association members. As such, Membership organizes membership drives and plans activities sponsored by the association. In recent years, Membership has helped with or planned events at the park, neighborhood social events at local restaurants, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings, bowling parties and the PHCA annual meeting. A committee member is also the coordinator for the Neighborhood Ambassador program that seeks volunteers to help get information out to the neighborhood. Membership is always looking for new committee members to keep up our creativity. Please contact Membership for more committee information.
Parks and Open Spaces: The PHCA Parks and Open Spaces Committee oversees the maintenance, improvement and preservation of Association’s property (Gotham Way Park). It is also responsible for monitoring the City of Atlanta’s actions regarding City-owned parks, public open spaces, public rights-of-way and environmental issues in the neighborhood and reporting to the proper authorities any lack of maintenance, service, safety or other neighborhood concerns related thereto. For more information on Gotham Way Park, click here. Please contact Parks and Open Spaces for volunteering or questions.
Planning: The PHCA Planning Committee maintains maps of the neighborhood defining its boundaries, land parcels, land uses, zoning, public infrastructure, and related information. It applies the principles of the Greater Piedmont Heights Master Framework Plan to new developments, infrastructure changes and actions by governmental authorities or others which impact the quality of life in the neighborhood. If you are interested in participating in the important work of this committee, please contact the chair, Bill Seay, via eMail.
Public Safety/Security Patrol: The features of the Piedmont Heights Security Patrol are described here. The Security Patrol Committee distributes signs to residents' yards when they join the patrol and keeps the distribution of the signs up to date; it sends periodic emails with safety tips and crime reports for the area. The committee also promotes the values of the security patrol for the whole neighborhood and keeps close contact with our security officer. If you would like to help in this important work to enhance the safety of our neighborhood, contact our Security Patrol Chair.
Transportation And Right-Of-Way: This committee monitors matters regarding neighborhood streets, sidewalks, bicycle paths, mass transit, intersections and parking, and reports to the proper authorities issues related thereto which create hazards, violate public ordinances or otherwise interfere with vehicular or pedestrian use. Please contact our membership committee if you’re interested in joining this committee.
Zoning and NPU: Zoning processes are described in our Living in the Heights section. Besides attending city meetings to represent the neighborhood when zoning issues arise, the zoning committee is available to talk with neighbors when they are thinking about a renovation to help them avoid any problems with the City. The committee also stays abreast of commercial zoning issues that might affect Piedmont Heights, either positively or negatively. Our Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) representative attends all monthly NPU meetings on the third Monday of the month (7 p.m. at Hillside meeting room, 1301 Monroe Drive) and other City meetings as needed. Anyone who would like to learn more about how their City works would be at home on the Zoning/NPU Committee. Contact our Piedmont heights NPU representative Tim Berube.