The Younique Foundation
The Younique Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2015 offering support resources for adult women survivors of child sexual abuse. The Haven Retreat is a 4-day retreat for survivors and free of charge. The mission is a message of hope and healing for survivors while leading a global mission to end child sexual abuse. One in four girls will be sexually abused before reaching the age of 18. Younique’s resources include: two retreat locations (in Georgia and Utah) with over 3,000 survivors helped to date; online course enrollment, support more than two dozen global survivor support groups; community education on child sexual abuse prevention and safety. YouniqueFoundation.org or DefendInnocence.org @Youniquefoundation.
APD’s Zone 2 Precinct Commander Major Barry Shaw Retires
Leaders at the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods meeting shared the news that that Major Barry Shaw, Commander of the Zone 2 Precinct recently retired. Shaw had been leader of the Zone 2 Precinct for almost two years.
The new Zone 2 Commander will be Major Andrew Senzer, who had been serving in the Zone 3 Precinct in the southeast part of the city. The Zone 2 Precinct is one of Atlanta’s largest. It includes all of Buckhead and other areas in the northern part of the Atlanta. The link to Major Senzer’s bio on the Zone 2 site can be found at AtlantaPD.org
The Shops Buckhead Atlanta and Jamestown received the 2019 Outstanding Urban Arboriculture Grand Award from The Georgia Tree Council. “In assembling an excellent team of property management and horticultural and arboricultural experts, they’ve shown great commitment to making sure their trees continue to thrive,” said Mary Lynne Beckley, Executive Director of the Georgia Tree Council. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta serves as home to around 120 trees, and Jamestown has dedicated Horticultural and Tree & Plant Health Care teams that focus on sustaining the property’s urban tree canopy.
Nancy Knows Buckhead
Nancy Tardo is an expert at continually raising the bar on customer service. She is, after all, the bar manager at Johnny’s Hideaway, the iconic Buckhead nightclub that recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Tardo has worked there for more than half of those years. As the bar manager, Tardo is not only responsible for hiring, managing and scheduling bar and wait staff, she’s also responsible for weekly reservations and party booking. She credits much of her success to embracing the lofty customer service standards she learned from general manager turned owner Chris D’Auria. Tardo, who planned to become a psychologist, had no idea the hospitality industry would alter her career path. “I started waiting tables at Hooters as a senior in high school with my fellow senior cheerleaders,” she says. “It was the easiest interview ever since they only asked two questions. ‘Can you hula hoop’ and ‘Do your parents know you’re applying?’” The rest, as they say, is history. “