Exciting Day in Amity Gardens!

The City of Charlotte asked if they could bring by a group of 22 individuals that are in town for the International Association of Public Participation Conference so they could learn a little about why the entrance sign project was important to the neighborhood, the communication process to place the signs and select the design and any feedback/outcomes associated with having the signs installed. And our future neighborhood plans.

We had guests from the US, Australia, Canada, and Finland (just to name a few). Wonderful group with great questions.

September Yard of the Month

Congratulations to Doug Kurt and Amie Antolik of 2308 Lanier Avenue for being chosen for September Yard of the Month!

“We have lived on Lanier for 1 year! This is our first house so it is very special for us. The neighborhood has been awesome, we love being part of Amity Gardens. We take a lot of pride in keeping up with the yard so we are honored to be yard of the month!”- Amie and Doug



Amity Gardens Neighborhood Association ANNUAL BOARD ELECTIONS & MEETING

The neighborhood association will be hosting the annual neighborhood board election on Tuesday, September 10th. Per our by-laws, you may vote for the board after paying the annual $10 neighborhood association dues. The $10 is good for everyone 18 and older that live in the household – that is a deal! The dues help us to continue to offer fun events during the year for the residents of Amity Gardens.

We will also have a presentation with Kirk Broadbooks about the redevelopment of the Ervin Building. VERY EXCITING NEWS!

Our community police officer will be at the meeting to give an update for Amity Gardens and answer any questions you might have.

You can get to the church via Pierson Drive – just shortly past the Independence Blvd. over pass.


THANK YOU to everyone that came to NNO!!!!

Another fun night in the ‘hood!!

What an awesome National Night Out event! We had well over 80 in attendance. 😁

We were honored to not only have many of our CMPD Providence Division Officers, Majors & Lieutenants, Deputy Chief, but Chief Kerr Putney, County Commissioner Mark Jerrell, City Councilman Matt Newton, Mayor Vi Lyles, Code Enforcement Inspector Justin Privette, Leslie J. Stephens with the Mecklenburg County District Attorney Special Victims Team, Ms. Caino with CriSyS Mobile Crisis Team, AND the wonderful group of firefighters from Charlotte Fire Station #3!

Thank you to everyone that came by and we look forward to seeing you at the next Amity Gardens event! We have an awesome neighborhood!!

Who Loves Door Prizes?

We have (2) $50 Publix and (2) $40 Walmart gift cards to give away at the Amity Gardens Neighborhood National Night Out event. You do not have to be present to win, but you do have to come by to register. While you are here you can eat some yummy food, hang out with some of your neighbors along with city, county, & state officials.

Tuesday, August 6th – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (drop-in)

5362 Buena Vista Avenue – Rain or Shine!

No need to RSVP – just come on by! 😎


Long post, but worth the read. It honors two of our special CMPD Providence Division Officers!

Long post, but worth the read. It honors two of our special CMPD Providence Division officers. Officer Holly Lawton is currently one of Amity Gardens Community Officers and Sargent David Padgett our former AG Community Officer. The following Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers were recognized and honored at the 40th Annual Police Community Relations Awards Gala. This awards event recognizes officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department who have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of police community relations in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Officers are judged on their involvement in helping the community understand the police function and the citizens’ role; demonstration of extraordinary efforts in the area of crime prevention and involvement in aiding neighborhoods in handling their special problems. This year we received more than 500 nominations from communities throughout the Charlotte area.

Officer Holly Lawton – Providence Division                                                                                    Officer Lawton recognizes that building relationships of mutual trust between the police and the community is critical to maintaining public safety and effective policing. A community member commented that Officer Lawton has been the epitome of going above and beyond and she operates with integrity and is an individual who upholds good moral character. Officer Lawton also started Children Making Positive Decision which takes neighborhood children on educational field trips.

Office David Padgett – Providence Division                                                                                      Officer Padgett makes every effort to demonstrate how much Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) cares about the community. As a 27-year veteran with CMPD, Officer Padgett has organized coat and glove drives and has put individuals struggling with mental health challenges in touch with the proper resources. He works with community leaders and business owners to identify and resolve quality of life issues affecting them.

AND, Officer Padgett was recently promoted to Sergeant!

This photo is one I took when were were out to lunch after delivering food and gifts to to area children via the CMPD Police Explorers Christmas Project. – Donna Thomas 

Holly & David CMPD

National Night Out – Tuesday, August 6th!

The Amity Gardens event will be on 8/6 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (drop-in).                    Front Yard/Porch at 5362 Buena Vista Avenue.  There will be seating inside if                      you have trouble with the heat.

The neighborhood board will be providing lite finger foods, dessert, and drinks.

Please come out and fellowship with your neighbors and city/county/state officials.        Oh, and we will have a FIRETRUCK!

We have (2) $50 Publix gift cards & (2) $40 Walmart gift cards to give away.  Stop by to enter the drawing, you do not need to be present to win.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.


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