What does it mean to love our Midtown neighborhood?
To me, it’s about making Midtown a place that residents and visitors alike enjoy being. This requires a healthy blend of numerous factors to be continuously in play: social/cultural offerings, safety, civic involvement, openness, aesthetics, basic services, and alternative transportation options and supportive infrastructure.
What unique qualities do you offer that will continue the positive growth and work of MNA? How are you a good neighbor today?
Having been a resident of Midtown for 18 years, I have seen a lot of changes first-hand. I have some background about Midtown’s character and history. I have also been actively involved in my community’s board of directors for many years, including serving as its President for a couple of terms. During that experience, I have had to research and devise solutions for a variety of issues which are very similar to those that MNA handles on the regular (e.g., street-racing; car break-ins; changes to infrastructure for electric car inclusion; and working with commercial neighbors to deal with safety, noise, and trash issues stemming from special events).
Where would you like to see progress in our community?
I would to see more foot patrols by our law enforcement partners. Doing so would not only have literal boots on the ground to curb crime but would also help our residential and commercial community to develop more of a relationship with our law enforcement partners. I would also like to see progress made in handling the illegal parking along Peachtree (and other major roads) which suddenly became a thing in 2020. I would also like to see more proactive action taken by some restaurant neighbors when it comes to noise, valet parking, and rude behavior inside and just outside of their establishments.