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HISTORY OF THE BRANDON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
 
 
The BNA was established in 2010 to maintain and enhance the Brandon Neighborhood (316 homes) as a desirable residential community.  From a financial standpoint, approximately 90% of the dues collected go to our security patrol service providing approximately 21 hours per week (additional hours on certain holidays) of marked vehicle patrol provided by uniformed off duty Atlanta police officers.  As part of this service, members are given a call in number to report suspicious activity and a second number to notify the patrol when they are out of town.  At the owner’s request, the patrol will make periodic visits past your house to check the area, pick up papers etc.  Because we use the same contractor as most of the adjoining neighborhoods, we are often able to get emergency response even when the patrol is not specifically in our area.  The balance of our budget is dedicated to basic insurance coverage, administrative costs, and support for two larger community groups, the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods and the Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy.  We have Board members representing us with each of these groups.  The Conservancy is in the early stages of a comprehensive plan to dramatically improve Memorial Park, the Bobby Jones Golf Course and the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center.  We will be supporting them in their fundraising efforts for this work.  The Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods is an umbrella group of neighborhood organizations generally in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.
 
We are a Certified Neighborhood with NPU C.  This “Neighborhood Planning Unit” represents a much larger geographic area and is the group recognized by the City of Atlanta as the designated point of contact for neighborhood input on all City government activity affecting any neighborhood in their area.  Through this group, we receive notice and are able to respond to subdivision applications, zoning matters, and other related activities.  Detailed information about Atlanta’s NPU’s can be found at www.atlantaga.gov/.  Again, we have a Board Member who specifically attends NPU meetings and tracks their agenda with respect to anything that affects our neighborhood.
 
We also maintain a close working relationship with our Council Representative Yolanda Adrean.  She has been very supportive of neighborhood associations and we have worked successfully with her office to create a program for the installation of sidewalks along Moores Mill Rd. between Howell Mill and the YMCA, and to rezone a specific portion the of the neighborhood to protect against excessively high density subdivision development.  We also receive notices from her office on things like the very successful bulk trash and paint disposal program that she organized earlier this year. 
 
We routinely communicate with our members via email on security issues and civic matters.  We have reunited lost pets with their owners and assisted specific residents with a variety of concerns.  We have launched a website that includes a password protected resident directory, which we hope will improve neighborhood communication and volunteer involvement.  Along those lines, we host one or two annual social events for members.
 
Finally, each year we hold an annual meeting of members.  In addition to reviewing our activities over the year, we typically invite community leaders to speak on current topics of interest.  Recent guests have included APD Zone Commander Major Van Hobbs, Realtor Bonneau Ansley, BNA School Board representative Nancy Meister and a representative from the Atlanta Beltline Partnership.
 
In the end, as a neighborhood association, we rely on dozens of volunteers who are willing to give  their time in a variety of activities which we believe will continue to keep our neighborhood an attractive and desirable place to live. 
 
 
Neighborhood Map - click here
Brandon Neighborhood within the Context of NPU-C - click here