The Mableton Improvement Coalition (MIC) is a membership-based, volunteer civic association working to protect and improve Mableton. MIC is a Georgia nonprofit corporation, approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization. We support strong, existing neighborhoods, and recognize that growth and redevelopment are needed if Mableton is to prosper. As a nonpartisan organization, MIC works hard to advocate these issues to appropriate government officials.
Like many other civic and homeowner-based organizations, MIC arose from the concerns of neighbors over a spate of unsuitable and overly dense zoning applications. In 2001, this group of concerned citizens decided to protect the character of this unincorporated section of Cobb County by forming an organization that would allow the community to speak with one voice on zoning issues. In 2005, MIC officially became organized as a non-profit corporation with a board of directors, officers and members.
Since 2001, MIC has grown and expanded beyond its original zoning activity to a broader mission of supporting a community that is both attractive to prospective residents and a place where current residents want to stay and raise their families.
This effort includes encouraging residents to become active in their local schools and community organizations and activities, and encouraging existing quality businesses while attracting new ones to the area. MIC volunteers provide holiday gifts to kids served by the local Boys & Girls Club, help with quarterly clean-ups under the Adopt-A-Mile program, and work to develop new parks, among other activities.
Each election year, MIC holds a candidate forum to allow residents to meet the people running for important local offices, such as County Commission, School Board and the State Legislature. Through its networking, its relationship with government leaders, and its pragmatic approach to growth and development, MIC has succeeded in transforming the way in which Mableton is being developed and re-developed. Potential developers, homeowners and county officials know that they will have an able partner and advocate in MIC.