The Candler Park Conservancy was formed in 2015 after the neighborhood of Candler Park created a master plan for the community on December 2, 2014. A key goal of that master plan was to establish a conservancy that could work in partnership with the City of Atlanta and the broader community to guide the park’s growth and improve its offerings.
As a membership organization, the Candler Park Conservancy is dedicated to gaining significant community input about the health and future growth of Candler Park. As we grow as an organization, the following values will guide everything we do:
- Open, democratic decision-making
- Enhancement of the park’s wildlife, natural areas and environmental sustainability
- Access to the park for a variety of activities to be enjoyed by Atlantans in all their diversity
Conservancy Board meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at the Phillip Rush Center at 1530 Dekalb Avenue in Candler Park. All meetings are open to the public, and minutes from each meeting are below.
The mission of the Candler Park Conservancy is to serve as an accountable organization responsible for engaging stakeholders and for formulating, prioritizing, and implementing a collective vision for Candler Park park-space in partnership with the City of Atlanta.
The conservancy board and officers for 2017-18 term are as follows:
Stacy Funderburke (chair)
Dan Hanlon (vice-chair)
Ben Klehr (treasurer)
Amy Stout (secretary)
Jack White (projects co-chair)
John Skach (projects co-chair)
Doug Wetzel (communications/membership chair)
- Omar Zaki
- Stephen Aultman