Committees, bylaws, boundaries, history

The Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association (ADNA) has been going since about the time of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and has steadily gained strength as more residents have come to Downtown. ADNA has been very active and in Spring 2000 the organization became an officially recognized organization within the City of Atlanta neighborhood planning unit (NPU) process. In May 2002 ADNA sponsored the first ever Downtown Neighborhood Festival.

2014 Board of Directors (in alphabetical order)

  • Doug Brewer: treasurer
  • Deb Day: secretary
  • Kyle Kessler: president
  • Pam Revie-Pettersen: vice president of community affairs
  • Bobby Sauer: vice president of special events
  • Adam Shumaker: vice president
  • Dan Williams: vice president of membership



Most of ADNA’s operations are coordinated through the elected board members.


In 2002, the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association, Inc. began the process of becoming a 501c3 non-profit organization. As part of the application process, ADNA submitted formalized association bylaws which is uses for its daily operations as well as organizational operations such as elections. Bylaws were ratified and went into effect as of the Jan. 14, 2003 meeting.

Current bylaws are available for review (PDF).


ADNA Boundary MapThe area covered by the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association is, roughly speaking, the area of Downtown bounded in by the highways, minus a few areas already included by other organizations (Central Atlanta Neighbors, Centennial Place, Marietta Street Artery, etc.).

One of our map-savvy residents, Caleb Racicot, has developed a map showing our boundaries and various residential addresses. View map here or click on thumbnail graphic.