Community Engagement

The engagement and involvement of our surrounding communities is a cornerstone in the redevelopment of Fort McPherson. The success of the redevelopment depends on community input and support. We welcome and encourage all members of the community to get involved through the Livable Centers Initiative and the Community Engagement Subcommittee.

2015 Oakland City/Lakewood Livable Centers Initiative

The Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) is a program that awards grants on a competitive basis to local governments and nonprofit organizations to prepare and implement plans for enhancing existing centers consistent with regional development policies. The LCI also provides transportation infrastructure funding for projects identified in the LCI plans.

The Oakland City/Fort McPherson Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study update and master plan is the result of extensive community outreach, market research, and other information gathering activities conducted by planners and consultants. It is currently under review by city agencies, on its path to approval by the Atlanta City Council.

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Community Engagement Subcommittee

Communities Within One Mile of Fort McPherson

Fort Mac LRA is part of a network made up of its 17 neighboring communities in Atlanta an
d East Point. Input from these communities is very important to us. Representatives from each of these communities and neighborhoods serve on the Community Engagement Subcommittee (CES), which brings the concerns and interests of the community to the redevelopment process. As the direct link between the community and Fort Mac LRA, CES has identified four areas of focus:

  • Safety, Security & Well-Being
  • Economic Development & Entrepreneurship
  • Real Estate and Community Need
  • Communications & Future Dialogue

To view a summary of the CES Action Plan, please view the following document:

CES Action Plan Presentation

CES meets monthly and all are welcome to attend. Please see our calendar for the next CES meeting. To find out who your CES Representative is, please refer to the table below:

CES Representatives

Councilmember Joyce Sheperd

Chairwoman, Community Engagement Subcommittee


NPU (R)Ricardo Jacobs
Pastor James Wilkes
NPU (S)Allean Brown
Robbie Hunter
NPU (X)Michael Hopkins
Alonzo Ross
Adams Park (R)Judy GarlingtonN/A
Bush Mountain (S)N/AN/A: Ms. Hodges will attend as an interested resident.
Campbellton Road (R)All commercial. No recognized association
Capitol View (X)James Harris
Cascade Avenue (S) (CANO)Rosyln Baughn
Etha Hall
Email Rosyln Baughn
Ft. Valley (R)N/AN/A
Oakland City (S)Judy Walker
Lela Randle will attend until Ms. Gates's replacement is named.
Pamona Park (R)John Hathaway
Perkerson Neighborhood (X)Ruben Burney
Sylvan Hills (X)Gamba Stewart
Dionne Stewart
Venetian Hills (S)Dianese Howard
Shirley Gomez


Colonial HillsTamie Cook, Interim
Delowe-ConnallyPresident advised not interested at this time. East Point Officials will attend.
Jefferson ParkJoe Shekarabi
Semmes ParkAnitra Favors
Villages of East PointMonica Callier
Ward AAlexander Gothard
Ward BWil Miller
MACCGlenda Knight