Membership Newsletter
Mar 23, 2021

Cookout for the Kids at Hillside
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta first annual  meeting in 1919
Camp Kiwanis in Danielsville, GA
Upcoming Speakers
Mar 23, 2021 11:45 AM
Buckhead: Who, What and Where Are We?
Buckhead: Who, What and Where Are We?

This is a Virtual Club Meeting.  CLICK HERE to Register.

Jim Durrett is President and CEO of The Buckhead Coalition and Executive Director of the Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID). The mission of The Buckhead Coalition, a non-profit membership organization, is to advocate on behalf of the community within the city of Atlanta and metropolitan region; to support the well-being of Buckhead’s residents, businesses and visitors; to convene public and private sector leaders and partner organizations; and to connect Buckhead to other areas of the city and region. The mission of the Buckhead CID is to create and maintain a safe, accessible and livable urban environment in the heart of the Buckhead commercial area in Atlanta. They meet the challenges of growth by investing tax dollars collected from commercial property owners within the district, as well as other funds they leverage from outside the district, to make meaningful improvements in the transportation network and public realm that connect people and places.

Prior to heading up The Buckhead Coalition and the Buckhead CID, Durrett was founding executive director of the Livable Communities Coalition, a not-for-profit organization formed in 2005 to promote smart growth development in the Atlanta region. Prior to that, Durrett served for five years with the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world, as the first executive director of ULI's Atlanta District Council, and the second district council executive director in the U.S.

In addition, Durrett was with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce as the vice president of environmental affairs and was the senior vice president and chief operating officer of The Georgia Conservancy. Durrett began his professional career as a hydrogeologist in the Atlanta office of Golder Associates, an international geotechnical and environmental engineering consulting firm.

Durrett is actively involved in the community and currently serves on the following boards and councils: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) board of directors (which he chaired in 2011); Biophilic Institute executive board (which he chaired from 2016 through 2019); HUB404 Conservancy board of directors and treasurer; and the Responsible Property Investment Council of ULI (current chairman.)

From 1998 to 2005, Durrett was a member of the Georgia Environmental Advisory Council, appointed by the Governor to advise the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the Governor on environmental policy matters. He is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, and the Regional Leadership Institute. He chaired the advisory committee for Georgia For a Lifetime, an initiative of the Georgia Council on Aging. He also has served on numerous collaborative committees and task forces working on growth management, affordable housing and environmental issues in the state of Georgia.  Previous non-profit board experience includes 3KEYS; Georgians for Passenger Rail; the Georgia Conservancy; PEDS; the Hambidge Center; and VSA Arts of Georgia.

Durrett attended the Westminster Schools in Atlanta and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in geology from the University of Georgia. He completed post-graduate work in hydrogeology at the University of Texas. He is an Atlanta native and lives in DeKalb County with his wife, Pat. They have two grown sons, James and Ryan.

Mar 30, 2021 11:45 AM
Easter - Passover Program
Apr 06, 2021 11:45 AM
“U.S.-China Relations, 2021: Issues, Challenges and Prospects”
Apr 13, 2021 11:45 AM
"A Golfers Journey. My 30 plus years in Professional Golf."
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Club Information
Learn. Serve. Connect.
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States of America
(404) 521-1443
We are currently meeting via Zoom during the pandemic - email the office for more information and register on our website at!
Venue Map
Breakfast Satellite Location
When we resume in person meetings:
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 am
Landmark Diner
3652 Roswell Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA  30352
Club Officers
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Apr 06, 2021
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Apr 10, 2021
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Apr 13, 2021
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
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Division 1 Governor’s Rally this Saturday 
All club members are invited to attend the Division 1 Governor’s Rally this Saturday, March 20th at 10:30 am via Zoom.
Nominations for Kiwanis Club of Atlanta Board of Directors are being accepted now.
All Members in Good Standing* who would like to serve on the club’s Board of Directors should submit their name to James Ottley, Chair of the Nominations Committee, or Karen Losin at by 2 pm on March 29, 2021.  Only Qualified** members will have their name placed on the nomination list.
*Member in Good Standing:  Must be current on dues at time of election.
GA District Service Project on April 10
Back by popular demand, the Georgia District of Kiwanis Camping Trip and Service Project! 

Bring your family for a fun weekend of fellowship, service, and a delicious potluck dinner at the F. D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, GA!

On Saturday morning (April 10), we will be doing a service project at the Little White House Historic Site in Warm Springs. We will be painting the Little White House and Pressure Washing sidewalks. Kids are welcome to join in too!
Past KCA  Zoom! Virtual Club Meetings for You to Watch!
We have had great speakers during our Kiwanis Club of Atlanta Zoom meetings!  If you couldn't participate, we have saved all of them to Dropbox, but the most recent ones are available through the live link of the speaker name listed below!  Click more to see the list of the most recent speakers and send an email to to let us know which meetings you would like to have. laugh  Remember, you can always check out past speakers by viewing the past bulletins archived on our web site.
Let's Get Social with KCA Social Media
Welcome to Jennifer Pearson, our newest member and Social Media Guru!  Jennifer, along with our Public Relations team chaired by Thornton Kennedy wants you to connect, friend and like the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta on all of our social media!
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