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WHY Join the dhca?

We have high aspirations for the DHCA in 2022 and beyond. We are on our way to being an organization that consistently demonstrates its value to the neighborhood.

“Connect neighbors, foster civic engagement, and steward the neighborhood’s beauty.”

our new mission statement for the Druid Hills Civic Association

Help us build on the momentum we started in 2021 

From the time the Druid Hills Civic Association was established in 1938, we’ve accomplished some remarkable things. From helping to save our parks and our neighborhood from becoming a highway, to establishing Druid Hills as a historic district, we’ve done a lot. But as day-to-day lives have gotten busier and the way life is lived has changed, we are evolving, too!

2021 was a year of change for the DHCA. Our goal last year was to “do better” by adopting and starting to live by our new mission statement, “ Connect neighbors, foster civic engagement, and steward the neighborhood’s beauty.” We think we are well on our way, with a restructured board, some very fun and successful community events, and lots of progress in our newly formed Parks & Greenspace committee. As people become more and more comfortable participating in-person, and with the return of the Druid Hills Home & Garden Tour and Olmsted 200, we expect a fantastic 2022!

Together, let's build a neighborhood sense of community

A huge focus for us is to foster a genuine sense of community and a real neighborhood feel in Druid Hills. We want to create opportunities for neighbors to:

  • get to know one another and cultivate friendships
  • take pride in Druid Hills through service projects around the neighborhood (have you seen our “better” signs around the neighborhood?)
  • have a voice in our organization and feel welcome to take part in shaping its future

With your membership we can host or sponsor more social events here in Druid Hills foster the sense of community in our neighborhood

(we are open to all ideas!)

With your membership, we can...

◽️ Host or sponsor more social events here in Druid Hills to help foster the sense of community in our neighborhood

◽️ Continue improving our communication with neighbors and provide a warm welcome to new residents so they feel at home

◽️ Implement our tree canopy renewal plan with Trees Atlanta

◽️ Invest in improving neighborhood amenities such as repairing sidewalks, installing better lighting, adding signage to mark gateways to Druid Hills, and more

◽️ Help fill gaps in funding for our schools and other neighborhood organizations (think Olmsted Linear Park Alliance, Fernbank Elementary’s kiln, etc)

Bet you didn't know that the DHCA...

◽️ Was formed in 1938 over concerns for the neighborhood school, and has repeatedly advocated for our local schools through redistricting/rezoning efforts

◽️ Worked diligently over 25 years to prevent the proposed Stone Mountain Freeway and the Presidential Parkway from being built straight thru Druid Hills

◽️ Helped to form and raised funding for the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance (OLPA) & the Freedom Park Conservancy to ensure that our unique parks would be cared for in a responsible way; Initiated and helped fund the burial of street lines along Ponce de Leon beautify the historic street

◽️ Was instrumental in saving the Callanwolde estate and establishing it as a DeKalb County park

◽️ Is the reason that the integrity and historic legacy of our beautiful Druid Hills homes and parks have been preserved as Atlanta has gone through massive changes and explosive growth

Protect what is ours

Owning a property in a historic district goes a long way in ensuring that your home’s value is protected and consistently increasing. The DHCA can help you navigate your district’s regulations when planning modifications to your property.

Let us be a partner who can offer guidance on what changes will likely be acceptable (or unacceptable) to your district’s planning board.

We will always be stewards of the amazing green space that Druid Hills is so fortunate to enjoy.

Your membership will help us implement a new annual plan with Trees Atlanta to replace loss of our tree canopy. It will also help us invest in the protection of our often-overlooked Lullwater and Peavine Creeks.

Make safety a priority

We recognize that our county is focused on fixing some major infrastructure issues, like replacing old sewer and water lines. Repairing sidewalks and addressing other public safety hazards have fallen to the bottom of their list of to-dos.

The DHCA is a strong voice representing our interests with elected officials to get these issues dealt with. Your membership helps fund our Safe Sidewalk campaign to help repair some of the more dangerous walkways.

Our Neighborhood Watch program helps keep our residents in the know with monthly crime reports. We believe that neighbors who know each other look out for each other, and that is our most effective method of deterring crime.


2021 promises to be a year of change for the DHCA. We look forward to implementing our new strategic plan and becoming an tighter knit neighborhood community. As we plan our budget for things like community events, great communication with our members, improving neighborhood amenities, and more, your membership is vital.  Simply said, the more that you can contribute, the more we can achieve as an organization. Thank you for your consideration!

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