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.
2017 Board of Directors
- President: Kip Dunlap
- Vice President of Programs: Otis Threatt
- Vice President of Administration: Jeshua Pringle
- Vice President of Finance: Amanda Babcock
- Vice President of Membership: Daniel Lentz
- Vice President of Communications: Jessie Landon Dixon
- Vice President of Special Events: Jarvis Carter
- Vice President of Community Affairs: Zelda Jackson
- Delegate to Westside TAD Advisory Committee: Martin DiGeronimo
- Director at Large: Stephen Krauska
- Director at Large: K.D. Sharma
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 January 14, 2003 meeting.