“We try to address tough issues in a kind and sensitive way, acknowledging many issues are not simple, and all choices have consequences.” Founding President, Bill Blumreich
Some of our projects
CITY OF HIAWASSEE
Board members regularly attend City of Hiawassee meetings. Issues include sidewalks, street crossings, permits, and a mayor’s park.
Several recent requested improvements include sidewalk repairs in front of the hospital; a lighted crosswalk sign for the Post Office, and personnel salary justifications.
TCHA has been instrumental in rescuing and improving this gem of the county: Hamilton Gardens of Lake Chatuge now a non-profit organization.
We have organized benefit celebrations to raise funds for the gardens.
TCHA board members attend monthly meetings of the Towns County Water and Sewer Authority, urging improvement of infrastructure and organization for better delivery of water to neighborhoods. Optimum standards would decrease insurance premiums paid by homeowners and allow firefighters to save structures.
Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 6:15. The Association will provide meat and beverages. Each Member family attending is asked to provide side dish or dessert that will feed at least 10 people. Keep in mind that dinner will be provided for speakers.
Agenda includes updates from TCHA president Noel Turner, Young Harris Mayor Andrea Gibby, and Hiawassee Mayor Liz Ordiales.
The main speaker for the evening is Dennis Tumlin, Executive Director - Rhea County Economic & Community Development, Dayton, TN
YOU STAY INFORMED WHEN YOU ATTEND COMMUNITY MEETINGS.
Some are listed below. Other community meetings are posted weekly in the TC Herald.
- City of Hiawassee Work Sessions – 6 PM Last Monday of each month at Hiawassee City Hall Council Chambers.
- City of Hiawassee Council Meetings – 6 PM First Tuesday of each month at Hiawassee City Hall Council Chambers.
- Young Harris City Council Meetings – 7 PM First Tuesday of each month at Young Harris City Hall
- TC Commissioners Meeting -5:30 PM as needed: Third Tuesday of the month at TC Courthouse.
- TC Planning Commission Meeting – 7 PM Second Monday of each month at Civic Center
- TC Water and Sewerage Authority Meeting – 6 PM Third Monday of each month at 1224 Jack Dayton Circle, Young Harris
- TCHA Board Meetings – 4 PM Third Friday of each month.
WE SUPPORT THE COUNTY
TCHA board members attend and report on local meetings: Towns County Commissioner, Cities of Young Harris and Hiawassee, TC Chamber of Commerce, TC Water Authority, and BRMEMC board meetings.
WE SUPPORT NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition, Towns County Food Pantry, TC High School Scholarships, Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge, Enotah CASA.
TCHA board members take the lead in many efforts such as county cleanup, Hamilton Gardens maintenance and benefit galas, county economic improvements.
WE SPREAD THE WORD
TCHA keeps the public informed through newspaper articles, letters, membership meetings twice a year, and online.
Frequently Asked Questions
Membership is open to anyone who maintains a residence in the area.
The dues are $25 per year. The fiscal year begins July 1.
Membership is still available.
There is a general meeting twice a year – one in January and one in June. The board of directors meets monthly.
TCHA has a broader perspective looking at ways to improve the county as a whole. A member of your group might join TCHA as a liaison between groups.