Welcome to ACC Federation of Neighborhoods
A coalition of neighborhood and citizens' groups in Athens since the 1960s, the ACC Federation of Neighborhoods exists to study and inform neighborhood groups and citizens about local issues that affect them. Many of our members are knowledgeable about local government (and some have become involved as citizens or as elected officials). We are independent and non-partisan, but ocassionally take public stands on issues.
Attend our upcoming programs! Free and open to the public, our monthly programs feature current community issues presented by knowledgeable panelists. The public, regardless of FON affiliation, is invited and audience questions are an important component of the agenda. We meet the second Monday of most months at Cine (234 West Hancock Avenue) in the Lab at 7:30 p.m.
Past programs sponsored by the Federation have included Crime and Justice (with local law enforcement officers and judges), Georgia General Assembly Session Reviews (with the local legislative delegation), Schools in the Community (with administrators, parents, and BOE members), Sustainable Development (with local advocates and elected officials), and Economic Development and the Arts (with staff and entrepreneurs). Additionally, we host regular candidate forums to coincide with election cycles.
We welcome ideas for relevant topics.
Tentative Slate of 2017 Programs:(All programs are subject to change. Note: this year we are meeting the second Monday.)
- January 9: Transportation Opportunities and Challenges in Athens
- February 13: Athens-Clarke County Unification Twenty-Five Years Later
- March 13: History and Future of African American Owned Businesses in Athens-Clarke County
- April 10:
- May 8:
- June 12:
- July: No forum.
- August 14:
- September 11:
- October 9:
- November 13:
Note: All programs must be regarded as tentative and subject to change.
Join the Federation
Annual dues are $15 for individuals and $30 for neighborhood or community groups.To download a membership form, click here.
Join the Federation Listserv
Subscribe via our Listserv website. As a member of this listserv, you will receive monthly email updates from the Federation about upcoming programs.
Find Out MoreQuestions? Email us.
Proposed slate for our 2017 OfficersSuki Janssen, President
John Devine, Vice President
Frances Berry, Secretary
Charles Apostolik, Treasurer
Our Board MembersWendy Moore, Past President
Additional, to be announced