DNA Membership Meeting - Oct. 15th
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DNA Board News

DNA President John Buckovich has stepped down as of Sept. 30, 2014 from his leadership role to concentrate on other efforts within our community. He remains a vital part of the Downtown Neighborhood Association and will be an advisor for the Public Safety Committee Chair and Committee as time permits.

In compliance with DNA's bylaws, Vice President Melinda Allen is acting as Interim President as our Nominating Committee reviews candidate choices for appointment. Immediate Past President, Hank Reed is serving as DNA's Presidential Advisor during this transition.

Email with any questions.

Camp Spooky

Join your neighbors from 4 - 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31st for DNA's annual Halloween Celebration. Plenty of fun activities for the little ghosts and goblins AND a Happy Hour for neighbors to socialize. We do need your help! Donations of baked goods/treats are appreciated. We could also use some help with set up and clean up of the event.
This event is open to DNA Members. Non-Members may join in advance online!
To volunteer or offer to bring a dish, contact Event Chair, Erika Snayd.
DNA is seeking Docents for the 40th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 13th!
No experience is necessary and training will be provided. To volunteer, email Tina Petersen at

Upcoming Events:

10-11    Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s Midnight Garden Ride
10-15    DNA General Membership Meeting
10-16    City Council Meeting
10-16    TLC Luncheon
10-18    HSF Gala in Chatham Square
10-30    City Council Meeting
10-31    DNA Camp Spooky Halloween Event in Calhoun Square 4 - 6 p.m.

11-8    Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & 1/2 Marathon (Road closures)
11-8    Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon DNA Spirit Breakfast/Cheering
11-11    2014 National Preservation Conference in Savannah
11-12    Savannah Historic Board of Review
11-13    City Council Meeting
11-14    HSF Candlelight Home Tour through Washington & Warren Wards
11-15    Taste of Savannah/Savannah Food & Wine Fest in Ellis & Johnson Squares
11-15    Savannah Children’s Choir “Night in Bohemia”
11-19    DNA General Membership Meeting

• First Weekend - Holiday Square Decorating •
12-3    DNA Holiday Hot Toddy Tasting at Savannah History Museum - Info TBA •
12-6    Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run (Road closures)
12-7    Savannah Children’s Choir Holiday Concert
12-10    Savannah Historic Board of Review
12-11    City Council Meeting
12-12    Holiday Celebration of Music at Trinity Methodist Church
12-13    40th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes
12-18    DNA Night at the Christmas Cabaret at The Lucas Theatre


DNA is building a database of residents who have surveillance cameras as part of their security system. Please let us know if you have cameras and if you would ever be willing to share footage. This database is in partnership with the SCMPD.

We also have neighbors seeking advice on security systems. If you have advice or a recommendation, please let us know!



October 15th DNA Membership Meeting

Coastal Georgia Center

DNA's next membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 15th. The topic is Parking and Transportation.

Speakers include: Ramond Robinson, Chief Development Officer for Chatham Area Transit and Veleeta McDonald, Director of Parking and Mobility Services for the City of Savannah. Also, an update from the Public Safety Committee and SCMPD about the Lock It or Lose It Campaign.

Evening Schedule:
5:30 p.m. DNA Cocktail Hour
6:05 p.m. Seating/Announcements
6:15 p.m. Speakers and Q&A

The meeting will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center.


DNA Members Invited to TLC Connection Luncheon on Oct. 16

Savannah Serves, an introduction to a new program
When: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Andaz Hotel

What: TLC President/CEO Michael Owens will share details of a new program that will revolutionize the way we approach safety, hospitality, and cleanliness in downtown Savannah.

Cost: $30 - TLC Members
The TLC Member Rate has been extended to DNA Members. Register to attend online here.

City of Savannah Accepting Nominations for Boards & Commissions

If you have the time and interest, DNA encourages you to apply for one of these Boards, Commissions or Authorities. Please contact DNA if you plan to apply or have applied for one of these positions. DNA can send a letter in support of your application upon request.

Positions open:

CHATHAM-SAVANNAH AUTHORITY FOR THE HOMELESS: One (1) term is available for appointment.

CHATHAM-SAVANNAH YOUTH FUTURES AUTHORITY: Two (2) terms are available for appointment.

CIVIL SERVICE BOARD. One (1) unexpired term is available for appointment.

COASTAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD: Three (3) terms are available for appointment.

CODE ENFORCEMENT APPEALS BOARD: Four (4) terms are available for appointment.

CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION: Seven (7) full terms and Two (2) unexpired terms.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AUTHORITY: Three (3) terms are available for appointment.

HISTORIC DISTRICT BOARD OF REVIEW: Four (4) terms are available for appointment.

KEEP SAVANNAH BEAUTIFUL: Thirteen (13) terms are available for appointment.

METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISSION (MPC).  Four (4) terms are available for appointment.

PARK AND TREE COMMISSION:  One (1) term is available for appointment.

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ENFORCEMENT BOARD OF APPEALS: One (1) term & two (2) alternates are available for appointment.

SAVANNAH/CHATHAM COUNCIL OF DISABILITY ISSUES: One (1) term is available for appointment.


SAVANNAH DEVELOPMENT AND RENEWAL AUTHORITY (SDRA). Eight (8) terms are available for appointment.

SAVANNAH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (SEDA). One (1) unexpired term is available for appointment.

SAVANNAH RECREATION COMMISSION: Five (5) terms are available. Four (4) full terms and 1 unexpired term.

SAVANNAH ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS:  Four (4) terms are available for appointment.

To read more about the structure of each Board, Authority or Commission and to apply, click here.


For immediate assistance during an emergency dial 911
SCMPD Communications dispatches for the City of Savannah, Chatham County, and all included municipalities. Emergency units will be coordinated and sent to your location. Includes police, fire, emergency medical services.

For non-emergency crime reporting dial (912) 652-6500
This includes crimes that are not actively occurring and are not critical in nature. For example, discovering a theft that occurred several days prior.
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