BIG Changes Ahead!

Norman Downes Community Association Website Update!

Have you ever wondered who is on your HOA board, or who to talk to about a problem you believe needs addressing? Ever wondered how to volunteer for an event, or wanted to chair a committee? Ever looked for a snippet of information about Norman Downes and couldn’t find it? Well fret no more!

The new website will be more useful, with less clutter to search through. The information that you need will just be a few clicks away. Upcoming improvements include (but are not limited to) a whole new design, a calendar of events, online assessment payments, links to local city and community resources & events, information about the last and upcoming meeting, who to contact, and so much more!

Our goal with these changes is to provide a more relevant and useful website. We want to provide information that you need in a timely fashion and reconnect you with the Association’s board of directors. We want to help make community involvement easy and exciting as well as make your lives easier!
If you have questions or comments, ideas, hopes or dreams for the new website, please leave them in the comments below! We will be reviewing each and every one of them.

For the time being, we will be actively working to respond to your comments as we move forward. The site as it currently is, will continue to be fully functional until we make the change to the new site.

We will update you as we make progress!!


Thomas Elam
Norman Downes Home Owner’s Association

Gwinnett County Property Tax Event

The Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner and Assessor will be hosting an event in Duluth to help residents lower their property taxes. The Event is open to the public and free

but pre-registration is recommended as seats are limited. Appetizers will be served.

The event is February 20th at 5:30 and located at Uncle Jacks Meat House, 6590 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30096

Anyone that pre-registers via the link will also be entered to win a Gift Card at the event. (must be present to win)

Homeowners please pre-register here

2018 January NDHOA Board of Directors Meeting

The next board meeting will be January 16th at 7 PM at the Bunten Park Community Building. Board meetings are open to all homeowners.

Announcement: Residents are invited to meet Duluth City Council Representative Kirk Carden at our February 20th meeting.  Mr. Carden is a member of the Duluth Urban Redevelopment Authority, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Citizen’s Budget Review Advisory Committee.  He is interested in meeting with Norman Downes citizens to hear their concerns firsthand and answer questions.

Board Members:  Cheryl Smith, Susan Porteous, Sam Carr, Robert Clark, Kim Partridge, Sheryl Croy, Susan VanLanen, Susan Welch, Thomas Elam

Board Member Challenge: Arrive at the meeting with 3-5 written goals to accomplish for the 2018 year in Norman Downes and decide which committee(s) you would be willing to chair.


  • Welcome and Call to Order – Cheryl  Smith
  • Secretaries Report
  • Treasurers Report – Susan Porteous
  • Norman Dam Report – Sam Carr
  • (Other Committee Reports will be waived until the February 20th meeting to allow time for goal setting unless there is urgent business.)
  • Old Business
    • Caution sign for the common lake access area (no swimming/heavy silt accumulation)
  • New Business
    • 2018 Goal Setting
    • Election 2018 Board Officers
    • Appointment of 2018 Committee Chairs 
      • 2 chairs suggested – Communications/Web/Newsletter/ Community Activities Liasion
      • 2- chairs suggested – Dam/ General  Maintenance
      • 2- chairs suggested – Landscape/Entrances
      • 1- chair suggested – Lake Access
      • 2- chairs suggested – Pool
      • 1- chair suggested – Tennis
    • Adopt A Stream Program Promotion –  waived until the February 20th Meeting
  •  Open Floor – Visitor comments and questions.
  •  Adjournment

2017 November NDHOA Board of Directors Meeting

The next board meeting will be November 21st at 7 PM at the Bunten Park Community Building. Board meetings are open to all homeowners.

2017 November NDHA Meeting Agenda

Duluth N.O.W Public Open House

The City of Duluth and Atlanta Regional Commission are thrilled to invite you and your neighbors to the Duluth N.O.W (Neighborhood Outreach Work) Public Open House at the time and location below.

Where: Duluth Festival Center, 3142 Hill St NW, Duluth, GA 30096
When: Thursday, October 26 from 5:00 – 8:00pm (you may attend for as little or as long as you would like).

This Open House is intended to give residents in Duluth an opportunity to provide feedback on issues they face in their neighborhoods. Whether you are concerned about traffic and speeding, blight, home vacancy rates, code enforcement or you just want to stop by for a few minutes to say hey, we encourage you to come by this Thursday evening.

For more information, please email or call Bill Aiken, Planning and Development Director at or 770.476.1790.

2017 October NDHOA Board of Directors Meeting

The next board meeting will be October 17th at 7 PM at the Bunten Park Community Building. Board meetings are open to all homeowners.

2017 October NDHA Meeting Agenda)

2017 Volunteers For Stream Clean-Up

The City of Duluth will help a limited number of volunteers clean our Norman Downes stream between Lake Norman and the Publix Shopping Center.

Please help us by signing up to volunteer for the clean-up here.

The event will be November 11th from 9 AM to noon. Volunteers will meet at the tennis courts.

2017 September NDHOA Board of Directors Meeting

The next board meeting will be September 19th at 7 PM at the Bunten Park Community Building. Board meetings are open to all homeowners.

2017-09 NDHA Meeting Agenda

Litter and Pollution Control Awareness

There has been a recent focus within our neighborhood to increase awareness about litter, especially in our streams. On July 8th a number of Boy Scout Troops helped to pick up trash on the Lake Norman dam. An incredible amount of trash ends up in our lake and it takes constant effort to keep it clean. This photo shows just some of the trash pick up on only the dam area.

This effort was very much appreciated by those that enjoy the lake. There is plenty of trash in other areas of the lake and many residents spend time picking up trash from the lake.




Recently there was a trash can painting party at the pool as part of the “no trash in the stream awareness project”. A number of children in our neighborhood helped paint. Just another opportunity to help our residents understand the importance of keeping our yards and streams litter free.

Stormwater Drain Stenciling

Click Find Out More to view the details and sign up as a volunteer.

Sorry, there are no volunteer opportunities available right now.