Mayor Andre Dickens has often said that "Atlanta is a group project," meaning that improving our city requires an all hands approach. Neighbors for a United Atlanta agrees, and we encourage you to be a part of the solution through engagement with neighbors and community activism.
Not sure where to start? The links below offer a variety of ways to get going. Know of other civic or community engagement opportunities? Drop us a line and let us know so that we can share them here.
Let APD know that you have a home camera system. Then, if a crime happens nearby and the police think that your cameras might help them identify or catch a criminal, they can ask for your footage. For more information visit CONNECT ATLANTA.
You can help keep repeat offenders off of the street, and ensure accountability and efficiency by applying to be part of the Fulton County District Attorney's CourtWatch program. All participants are volunteers and training is provided. To learn more, CLICK HERE.
Learn about the operations and practices of Atlanta Police Department firsthand. Throughout the nine-week session, participants will learn about topics including 911, SWAT, traffic stops, crime lab operations, homicide investigations, and more. Participant feedback is encouraged throughout. To learn more, CLICK HERE.
The NPU system was established in 1974 by the late Mayor Maynard Jackson to provide an opportunity for all citizens to express concerns and share input in city planning. The feedback from NPUs helps the City develop plans that best meet the needs of each neighborhood. Locate your NPU HERE and get involved. The City of Atlanta also offers opportunities to learn about zoning, planning, and other important functions through NPU UNIVERSITY.
Strong neighborhood associations are the backbone of our community. Participating in your neighborhood association ensures that you are aware of what's happening where you live, and that you have a voice in the process. For more information about Buckhead's neighborhood associations, please CLICK HERE.