Robbie Hunter and Eric Toomer present Allean Brown
with the Neighborhoods Matter 2015 Award
Ms. Brown has been very active in community restoration and preservation for many years. Her constant and diverse participation throughout the City of Atlanta demonstrates that not only Southwest Atlanta, but the whole City is near and dear to her heart. Using her background in architecture, historic preservation, transportation, community planning and construction project management, she is often an informed voice for Southwest Atlanta monitoring and reporting Ft. McPherson and Atlanta BeltLine progress, public safety and environmental issues, community health and services needs and promoting local business and employment.
- Chair of the Environment, Open Space & Public Health and
- Co-Chair of Transportation,
- Facilitator for the Education & Culture and
- Initiated the inclusion of renewable energy into community benefits proposals developed by the original Community Benefits Working Groups.
- Charter member and officer of the Georgia STAND-UP supported McPherson Action Community Coalition (MACC) serving as Secretary and Co-chair.
- Editor of the Georgia Tech graduate studio community benefits compilation report
- Facilitator in the Georgia (State University) Health Policy Center’s (GHPC) Rapid Health Impact Assessment
- Member of the GHPC Fort McPherson Photo-Voice project.
- The STANDUP Policy Institute for Civic Leadership graduate
- The Partnership for Southern Equity
- Policylink National Equity Summits
- NeighborWorks Leadership Institute
- Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Community Planning Academy
- Atlanta Regional Housing Forum
- ARTWORKS and ARTPLACE grants collaboration
- 2015 LOCUS National Leadership Summit in Washington, DC on Smart Growth and Transit Oriented Development
- USEPA Environmental Justice Academy
- Southwest Coalition of Concerned Citizens (SWC3)
- Friends of Rev. James Orange Park at Oakland City and
- SWANC, (SouthWest Atlanta Neighborhood Collaborative), an effort to establish a community land trust in southwest Atlanta.
- Proposing to eliminate a community eyesore and drug trafficking site: Ms. Brown created an adaptive reuse design for an abandoned carwash in Venetian Hills.
- COVE (Cascade, Oakland City, Venetian Hills Engagement, a NeighborWorks facilitated organization) where she supported the late Mrs. Louvenia Gates in reviving the Hardnett-Oakland City Community Garden and participated in the Venetian Hills Elementary School campus improvement project.
- Development Day Tours introducing outside restaurateurs and food investors to SWAtl
- Local Business Cash Mobs
- Business Coaching support for existing community small businesses
2015 Neighborhood Civic Engagement Award Ceremony