Monday, April 15, 2019

SDOC Uupdates: Dunwoody Woman's Club

While working on some larger projects I make sure to find time to help neighbors close to home.
The Dunwoody Woman's Club contacted me  to help with updating their website.  It has great bones but got hung up when WordPress updated to version 5 and the new Gutenberg editing interface.  Lots of websites needed retooling with that change.  There was also a need for the site to be secured with SSL.

A lot of old tools and obsolete plugins had to be pulled out and rebuilt.  There's only a few simple differences but DWC members and supporters will know they're in the right place.  Most importantly of all the club leadership will be able to do their own edits.  Check out the new calendar page!

Thank you to the DWC for the opportunity to help your club serve more efficiently!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Let's talk about GDOT, Farmers Market and Dunwoody Schools

The weather has cleared so visit DHA tonight for hot topics:

Board of Directors Meeting
Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M.
North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center, Room 4
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338

Public Meeting

Announcements and introduction of distinguished visitors
Introduction of candidates for office
Approval of minutes from past meetings

Community Updates
Roberts Drive rezoning
I-285 Toll Lanes: How will our community respond/resist?

Sponsorship Request: Dunwoody Woman’s Club 2019 Home Tour

Dunwoody Farmers Market: Meet the New Manager, Brandon Smith

Dunwoody HS - more trailers, fewer trees
Who do we hold accountable for the state of Dunwoody HS and how do we do it?

Board-Only Discussion & Vote

Donation of AED Device to Dunwoody PD
(Second vote needed due to price clarification)

DWC Home Tour Sponsorship

Next Meeting: May 5, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

New Georgia Senate bill threatens to destroy self-determination of Georgia cities

On Friday, Senate Bill SB 172 was dropped by senators from rural Northwest Georgia. This bill would set severe limits on how Georgia cities – including Dunwoody – could enact their zoning and ordinance codes.

In 2008, Dunwoody fought for the right to determine what ordinances would benefit our community without being diminished by DeKalb County. We wanted to decide amongst ourselves what kind of community to build, and to make sure that the lawmakers had to live with their decisions, just like the rest of the city. Now it’s other parts of the state that want to set their own limits on our community, where they don’t live, and they don’t care what happens.

Learn about SB 172 here:…/…/Display/20192020/SB/172

Contact Dunwoody’s State Senator, Sally Harrell and let her know that Dunwoody can determine its own ordinances. Representatives from rural Georgia do not need to diminish our city with their agendas.


Phone: (404) 463-2260


The House of Representatives version of this bill, HB 302 is also in progress and has the same effect. The bill passed out of committee by one vote and its future is uncertain.

Learn about HB 302 here:…/…/display/20192020/HB/302

Contact Dunwoody’s State House Rep, Mike Wilensky and let him know that Dunwoody can determine its own ordinances. Representatives from rural Georgia do not need to diminish our city with their agendas.


Capital Phone: 404.656.0202

Local Office Phone: 678.791.1725


How else can you help?

The City of Dunwoody has lobbyists working to protect our city’s interests at the State Capitol. Our city council members have been quiet about this issue, except for a resolution on tonight’s city council agenda.

Email our Mayor and City Council and demand that they protect Dunwoody’s right for their votes and ordinances to stand without outside interference. Email all seven members of council here:

Ten years ago, Dunwoody fought for the right to determine our future. Now we have to fight for the right to keep it. Make sure our elected officials fight on our side.

The next DHA meeting is March 3, 7:30 PM at the North DeKalb Cultural Center (near the Dunwoody Library). All of our elected officials will be invited to give reports on this and other legislation that directly affects our community. I look forward to hearing how they voted and what actions they are taking to protect Dunwoody, here and today!

Adrienne Duncan

President, DHA