PHCA is a volunteer organization. We rely on the time and talents of our members throughout Piedmont Heights to help us make our neighborhood a wonderful place to live and work! Let us know how you'd like to help - whether it's on a committee, planning an event, picking up litter throughout the neighborhood, and much more. Below is a description of each committee. Please contact the committee chair if you have any questions or are interested in joining a committee.
Interim Chair: Debra Gibson-Welch
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.
Chair: Jorgelina Striedinger
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 with any questions.
Chair: Jeff Burns
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. This committee also monitors matters regarding neighborhood streets, sidewalks, bicycle paths, mass transit, intersections, and parking, and reports to the proper authorities related issues that create hazards, violate public ordinances, or otherwise interfere with vehicular or pedestrian use.
Chair: Susan Kanellos
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.
Chair: Jean Johnson
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 Zoning chair.