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 Passes Tree Resolution
    DECA plant trees.
    In late January, the DECA Board passed the resolution linked below expressing community support for trees to be planted in Chamblee, GA to replace the trees recently cut down during PDK airport construction.  The resolution has been sent to the Chamblee Mayor and Council, PDK Airport and our DeKalb Commissioners, Jeff Rader and Kathie Gannon.

    The resolution reads as follows:
    A RESOLUTION, expressing community support for the replacement of trees in Chamblee, Georgia to replace the number of trees cut down during recent construction, including runway and hangar expansion, in 2017 and 2018 at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport.

    WHEREAS, DECA is a non-profit Civic Association created to preserve and enhance eight neighborhoods comprised of approximately 1,200 homes in Chamblee. 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.

    WHEREAS, Dekalb-Peachtree Airport is located in Chamblee adjacent to DECA’s geographical boundaries.

    WHEREAS, one of DECA’s objectives in its bylaws is, “to ensure that the area is preserved principally for quality residential use and to oppose the intrusion of elements that adversely affect the quality of our communities in terms of appearance, safety, property value, and overall atmosphere.”

    WHEREAS, DECA believes that trees of similar size, type, and number to those lost should be planted in Chamblee to replace the trees removed from airport grounds during recent construction. The construction and expansion, including a new runway and hangars, will lead to increased air traffic. Therefore, air and noise pollution will also increase. As trees and other foliage are a natural counterpoint to these types of pollution, Chamblee needs the replacement of these natural resources to protect the appearance, safety, property value, and overall atmosphere of the city.

    THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED that on January 30th, 2018, the DECA Board of Directors voted to support the efforts of the City of Chamblee, Georgia and other interested parties to ensure that the number of trees removed by recent construction and expansion at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport are restored in Chamblee.

    DECA Board of Directors
    January 30th, 2018
    Posted Feb 3, 2018, 6:51 AM by DECA Atlanta
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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.