Welcome to ACC Federation of Neighborhoods
A coalition of neighborhood and citizens' groups in Athens since the 1960s, the ACC Federation of Neighborhoods exists to study and inform neighborhood groups and citizens about local issues that affect them. Many of our members are knowledgeable about local government (and some have become involved as citizens or as elected officials). We are independent and non-partisan, but ocassionally take public stands on issues.
Attend our upcoming programs! Free and open to the public, our monthly programs feature current community issues presented by knowledgeable panelists. The public, regardless of FON affiliation, is invited and audience questions are an important component of the agenda. We meet the first Monday of most months at the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation headquarters (old Fire Hall #2, 489 Prince Avenue) at 7:30 p.m.
Past programs sponsored by the Federation have included Crime and Justice (with local law enforcement officers and judges), Georgia General Assembly Session Reviews (with the local legislative delegation), Schools in the Community (with administrators, parents, and BOE members), Sustainable Development (with local advocates and elected officials), and Economic Development and the Arts (with staff and entrepreneurs). Additionally, we host regular candidate forums to coincide with election cycles.
We welcome ideas for relevant topics.
2013 Programs:(All programs are subject to change.)
- February 4: 2 Cents
- March 4: Overview of Downtown Development Projects
- April 1: Firefly Trail / Rails to Trails / Greenway Update
- May 6: Legislative Session Wrap-Up and Review
- June 4: Criminal Justice
- July: NO PROGRAM
- August 5: Overview of ACC Boards, Authorities and Commissions
- September 9: SPLOST Update
- October 7: Children's Social Services
- November 4: Update on ACC
- December 2: Holiday Gathering
Note: All programs must be regarded as tentative and subject to change.
Join the Federation
Annual dues are $15 for individuals and $30 for neighborhood or community groups.To download a membership form, click here.
Join the Federation Listserv
Subscribe via our Listserv website. As a member of this listserv, you will receive monthly email updates from the Federation about upcoming programs.
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Our OfficersFrances Berry, President
Shirley Evans, Vice President
Sue Plaksin, Secretary
Charles Apostolik, Treasurer
David Hamilton, Past President
Our Board MembersNance Daniels
If you are interested in becoming a Federation Board Member, please contact Frances Berry or Sue Plaksin at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the responsibilities of Board Members, see the Federation by-laws.