Old Fourth Ward is a vibrant community located in the heart of Atlanta. Fourth Ward Alliance is a neighborhood association that serves this historic neighborhood through social events, community building and education, advocacy and more.
Our mission is to inform and educate the community on construction projects, local events, and issues ranging from public safety and transportation to education and city planning. While we do our best to represent the collective voices within our community, we also look to residents to advocate for the interests of the neighborhood.
In addition to supporting several committees focused on topics like Land Use and Education, we also produce the annual fundraiser Taste of the Fourth, which supports local organizations, parks, and schools. We host social events each month, and we support beautification efforts in the neighborhood, such as clean-ups, trash cans, and public art.
We meet on the second Thursday of each month at J.D. Sims Recreation Center at 6:30 p.m.
Based on votes and communication from our membership, Fourth Ward Alliance falls under Neighborhood Planning Unit M (NPU-M), which in turn reports to the Mayor’s Office and City Council on matters such as zoning and land use, event permits, and other planning matters.
While the City of Atlanta takes neighborhood votes into consideration, it may override the vote of the NPU or the neighborhood at any time. The more enthusiasm and advocacy we drum up as a neighborhood, the more likely we are to be able to effectively communicate our wishes and needs to the city.