WEND STANDING COMMITTEES

MEMBERSHIP/COMMUNITY RELATIONS

  • Develop and implementing activities that stimulate and retain resident involvement
  • Conduct Membership drives
  • Distribute new member packets
  • Forward new member information to President and Secretary to add to WEND database
  • Establish relationships with other communities on behalf of WEND
  • Social Activities (Tour of Homes/Concert/Porch Night)

CODE ENFORCEMENT, ZONING AND LAND USE

  • Report to the City of Atlanta violations of West End historic district guidelines and city code by builder and others. To maintain current information on zoning laws in the Historic West End and inform the organization of all zoning violations and petitions for variances and changes
  • Influence the enforcement of the zoning laws and design standards of the West End historic district
  • Maintain liaison with zoning and planning authorities which include Zoning Review Board (ZRB), Urban Design Commission (UDC), Bureau of Buildings, etc

PRESERVATION AND URBAN DESIGN

  • Inform and educate residents, prospective residents and developers of the architectural and design heritage of the neighborhood
  • Promulgate the residential design guidelines of the West End Historic District
  • Review Certificate of Appropriateness applications submitted to the Atlanta Urban Design Commission and prepare WEND’s position
  • Maintain liaison with appropriate municipal agencies in the enforcement and monitoring of construction activity
  • Where appropriate work with WEND Zoning Committee on issues effecting the neighborhood

PUBLIC AND MEDIA RELATIONS

  • Present a positive image to media about the West End, establish personal contacts with media outlets, design public relations strategies, maintain information on neighborhood development and related subjects. Act as a liaison with other public and private organizations and agencies which are beneficial to WEND
  • Develop/maintain media database
  • Develop/maintain website
  • Maintain Social Media Accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc)

BEAUTIFICATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

  • Conduct activities that maximize the aesthetic elements and minimize health hazards to residents of the Historic West End
  • Conduct clean-up campaigns
  • Maintain liaison with appropriate city officials and inform them of needed actions
  • Develop/maintain gateway entry signs
  • Ensure all streets have street toppers

EDUCATION

  • Work to promote quality education in local elementary and secondary schools
  • Maintain a liaison between local education and cultural institutions
  • Maintain liaison between parent teacher associations and education officials

PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Work in connection with the Atlanta PD and other designated security organizations to plan and implement activities with the sole purpose of reducing crime in the West End
  • Attend APD Zone 4 quarterly meetings
  • Attend NPU-T monthly meetings, as needed
  • Receive monthly crime reports from zone 4
  • Send payment notices to West End Security Patrol (WESP) members
  • Point of Contact for WESP police officer
  • Coordinate instant updates to WENDChat for crimes in process or recent criminal activity