December 11, 2017

Community Association Profile

THE ALLATOONA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. ▬ WHO WE ARE
A state incorporated community empowerment and improvement civic association;
NOT a “homeowner’s association”

Membership
All area residential owners, renters; land owners; business owners; area school administration

Location
Defined by the ACA Charter as that portion of un-incorporated Bartow County that lies south and east of Lake Allatoona, extending to the Cobb County and Cherokee County lines….from I-75/Glade Road to Red Top Mountain State Park, including all communities o either side of Glade Road and that portion of Bartow County that extends to Cobb County below I-75.

Governance

  • Established February 2004
  • Private non-profit State of Georgia
  • Un-incorporated Community of Bartow County
  • Functions under the laws of the state of Georgia and conducts its business in conformance with applicable Bartow county statutes and ordinances

Structure

  • Board President; Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer
  • Board of Directors
  • Standing Committees
  • Members (All Community Residents and Businesses)

Administration/Operation

  • State of Georgia By-Laws
  • Executive Board; officers and board members
  • Functions under the laws of the state of Georgia and conducts its business in conformance with applicable Bartow county statutes and ordinances
  • Articulates the ACA mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garners support from and for the community
  • Monthly Board meetings with written agenda and minutes
  • Quarterly/semi-annual Community Business Meeting with written agenda and minutes

General Affiliations
ACA works with Federal, Georgia State, and Bartow County Government Officials and Departments who serve and support the Allatoona Community

Planning & Evaluation

  • Annual strategic planning with Board
  • Annual review
  • Community Assessment & Response managed by ACA Board
  • Long term strategy

Budget and Finance

  • Fiscal inventory maintained and reported monthly and at community business meeting
    ACA is fully funded by donations and grants

General Strategies

  • Support base for positive community action
  • Provide citizens a forum to promote the betterment of the community
  • Seek input of community at large (example: assessments, Neighborhood council,
    web/phone/email)
  • Areas of focus include safety, health, and environmental issues
  • Develop and maintain long-term community improvement strategies
  • The ACA is not limited to these issues alone and may address any community related issues that the ACA Board deems appropriate
  • A citizen’s action group organized for the express purpose of promoting community betterment under the auspices of Bartow County, Georgia government
  • Articulates the ACA mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and gains support for and from the community
  • Determines, monitors and strengthens the community programs and services; determines which programs are consistent with the ACA mission and monitors their effectiveness
  • Annual Plans

Communication

  • ACA web site at www.allatoonacommunity.org
  • At least semi-annual Community Business Meeting held with community input focus
  • Email newsletter distributed to opt-in mailing list as needed, but at least quarterly
  • Quarterly Neighborhood Watch Support Group meetings
  • ACA phone-line
  • ACA e-mail address
  • ACA postal address

Current Affiliations

  • Red Top Mountain State Park
  • Allatoona Elementary School; Bartow County
  • Keep Bartow Beautiful Program, and Board; Bartow County
  • Bartow Collaborative, Inc. and Board (Bartow Collaborative Family Connection)
  • Bartow Against Meth (BAM); Education Committee
  • Bartow Chamber of Commerce Member (2007 only) Non-profit Executive Round-table
  • Bartow Business Association
  • Acworth Business Association

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