Welcome to 2023, It is time to boss up and manage our elected hires and participate in our communities. If every citizen invested 90 minutes a month into their community, city, and government our country would be run for the people and by the people. Boss Up in 2023.
Former Mayor, Maynard Jackson’s Gift Of Legacy To The African American Residents Of Atlanta.
Former Atlanta, Mayor, Maynard Jackson 1938-2003.
NPUs were created in 1974 by then-Mayor Maynard Jackson. NPUs gave African Americans a voice in political decisions and cemented communities as a part of the building of Atlanta.
He Knew Some Would Be Selfish, Careless And Not Look Out For Others, Once In Power.
Atlanta’s Department of City Planning is working hard to undo former mayor Jacksons’ legacy to black residents of Atlanta, NPUs.
Let’s talk about Mayor, Maynard Jackson’s intent and why we should work hard to keep NPUs intact and not allow the city to dissect and merge with others. I would like to stay on this topic for a few weeks and to hear your thoughts, opinions, and ideas on the subject. Read this article by By ROBERT ISAF, March 26, 2015, Creative Loafing, https://creativeloafing.com/content-232252-neighborhoods—wither-the-npu.
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker
Last month I wrote to City Hall regarding the chairs of NPU-R and Leah LaRue’s astounding ability to turn her head and allow the chairs of NPU-R to run amuck and offer no leadership to the members of NPU-R. I was told that DCP did not intend to levy me with so many responsibilities however they neglected, to tell me. It makes you wonder who is running DCP and NPU’s and exactly what kind of experience one should have to do these jobs and if they need to be able to work on behalf of everyone, not just some of the people.
The close-out was completed on my end as the fiscal agent and project manager and the remaining funds of $856.68 from the grant that was returned and will arrive at City Hall this week.
Below is how the NPU-R 2022 Community Grant was spent.
Despite the lack of leadership, we were able to accomplish a new set of ByLaws for 2023. A new logo and branding for NPU-R, (as pictured) and purchased branded merchandise to give to neighbors, organizations, and businesses. We created some great business opportunities by partnering with local businesses for Community Engagement Meet Ups, https://www.facebook.com/groups/801278997715679. We launched ACE Warriors the Atlanta NPU’s, Teen Program, ACE Warriors Atlanta Clean Energy Youth Ambassadors, visit their page and see what our future leaders are doing to change the earth and Atlanta.
Most of the funds were spent on engaging the community and branded merchandise for the residents in NPUR neighborhoods. Come out participate and get involved with your NPU’s, No Matter, how poorly they are running. Typically this type of behavior is usually supported from the top down. Thank you to @coribush, I like how you show up.
Use your voice and skills, fearlessly to make the changes you want in your community, there will always be chaos when people and money are involved but there are ways to lessen that, too.