Welcome to our Chamblee, GA neighborhoods!

Neighborhoods, 11 Communities, Approximately 1200 Registered Voters

What is DECA?- Dresden East Civic Association – DECA – is a nonprofit Civic Association created to preserve and enhance our neighborhoods.  We are guided in our work by overall community interests dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life for residents in the DECA neighborhoods and surrounding areas.

DECA provides funding for neighborhood celebrations of National Night Out

The DECA Board voted unanimously to once again fund celebrations of National Night Out in each DECA member neighborhood.  DECA will provide $5 per paid DECA membership, with a minimum amount of $50 and a maximum amount of $150, for your neighborhood’s National Night Out celebration.*  So the more people in your neighborhood join DECA, the more money you will have to celebrate!  Join DECA today at www.decaonline.org/join-deca

The City of Chamblee is participating in the 34th annual National Night Out (NNO) to create a safer and healthier community. A children’s (ages 14 and younger) celebration will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 6pm-9pm. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

“The goal of National Night Out is to create a safe and healthy community, and to forge partnerships between our police officers and our residents,” said Chamblee Police Chief Donny Williams. “Millions of neighbors across the world take place in this partnership, and I’m so glad Chamblee can be a part of this movement to make the world a better place.”

Chamblee Police Officers will be visiting numerous neighborhoods participating in NNO. Please contact your DECA neighborhood representative (listed at www.decaonline.org/contact-us) or Officer Poythress at cpoythress@chambleega.gov or 470.395.2441 to be added to the list.

* Receipts must be saved and provided to DECA Treasurer, Alex Bozarth, for reimbursement.


What DECA Does...

DECA has various goals from year to year.  Stopping crime, re-beautification of the neighborhoods within the community along with the parks, and working with the city to get the changes needed in our community put to the forefront of their agendas.  2017 is no different.  Our main goals are:

  • Contributing time and funds to making Buford Highway beautiful.
  • Creating a Safety Committee.
  • DECA dog tags to incorporate the neighborhood pets.

These are just some of the main highlights we're working on and want you to be a part of it!

You might be thinking, “How do I get involved?"  Well, it's pretty simple!  Become a member.  There are multiple ways to become a member too.  You can sign up at our next quarterly meeting.  You can turn in the membership form in the DECAzette, or you can become a member here.  By doing so and contributing $20 (the price of one soft drink monthly), you are helping the ultimate cause of making where WE live a better place.

Community Association Announcements

  • Traffic, Emergency Preparedness To Be Discussed At Community Meeting By: Jordan Fox, DECA PR Chair Want to learn what the Georgia Department of Transit (GDOT) is doing to address traffic congestion in the Dresden East/Clairmont Road area? Specifically traffic in/around Clairmont Road and I-85, and throughout Chamblee? Come to the DECA Quarterly membership meeting. Want to hear a presentation from the DeKalb Fire & Rescue Hazmat team regarding their emergency response capabilities for the AGL gas regulator station located near Clairmont Road and Buford Highway? Come to the DECA Quarterly membership meeting. What: Dresden East Civic Association (DECA) quarterly membership meeting When: Wednesday, July 20th at 7 pm Where: St. Pius X High School (2674 Johnson Road, Chamblee, GA 30345) Meeting Agenda Association Business, including Treasurer's ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2016, 6:23 PM by Kyle Eaves
  • Dresden Park Transferred To The City Of Chamblee On Thursday, February 4, 2016 DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) to transfer Dresden Park to the City of Chamblee.The DeKalb County Commission approved the IGA in December 2015, and the agreement transfers the 25 acre park to Chamblee at no cost.The IGA includes three stipulations which are that:Chamblee cannot sell the parkChamblee must always keep it as a parkResidents of unincorporated DeKalb are allowed to use the park the same as City residents and at the same cost, if any.Dresden Park is located in the southeast area of Chamblee which was annexed into the City in 2013. The City has been negotiating the transfer with the county ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2016, 5:50 PM by DECA Atlanta
  • Dresden East Civic Association Sponsors Heroes Holiday Fund By: Julie Erwin Neighbors, friends and supporters of Chamblee area first-responders raised more than $1500 during the second annual Heroes Holiday Fund campaign sponsored by the Dresden East Civic Association (DECA).  In partnership with the Publix at Town Brookhaven, this money will be used to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for the four fire stations that cover the DECA area, including Station 2 on Dresden Drive, Station 8 on Clairmont Road, Station 15 at PDK Airport, and Station 19 at Mercer University. In addition, meals will be provided for the Chamblee Police and the Doraville Police that also provide support to Chamblee.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving Day is the peak time for cooking-related fires ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2016, 7:34 PM by DECA Atlanta
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