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 Cine (234 West Hancock Avenue) in the Lab 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.
Tentative Slate of 2016 Programs:(All programs are subject to change.)
- January: No forum.
- February 1: Athens Housing: Current Shortfalls and Future Possibilities
- March 7: Learn, Create and Play: What is Leisure Services all about?
- April 4: Commission Candidate Forum!
- May 9(the second Monday!): TBD
- June 6: The Hancock Corridor & the West Broad Market
- July: No forum.
- August: No forum.
- September 12: No forum.
- October 3: Who Will Control Our Schools?
- November 7: New Leadership in Local Government
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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The Votes are In! Our OfficersWendy Moore, President
John Devine, Vice President
Suki Janssen, Secretary
Charles Apostolik, Treasurer
Our Board MembersFrances Berry, Past President
If you are interested in becoming a Federation Board Member, please contact Wendy Moore at email@example.com. For more information on the responsibilities of Board Members, see the Federation by-laws.