Do residents actually have a voice in the decision-making process?

Yes! We value residents’ voices – no one knows the neighborhoods as well as the people who live in them. We don’t have all the answers, so we’re here to work alongside residents and community leaders in bringing about positive change. Our recent collaborations have included:

  • During the development of the Land Use Action Plan, we met with more 1,300 residents and stakeholders to gather input and actually reshaped the process altogether in response to recommendations and feedback from community members.
  • Our bi-monthly Transform Westside Summits have evolved into a forum for residents, philanthropists, and the business community to stand on equal footing in sharing hopes, aspirations and ideas for the Westside.
  • We have partnered with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Housing Authority, and residents from each of the 4 neighborhoods to revive the Historic Westside News, which we hope will continue to be a portal for residents to celebrate successes, express challenges, and to hold organizations working on the Westside accountable through community journalism and creative expression.