MIC arose from the concerns of neighbors over a spate of unsuitable and overly dense zoning applications. In 2001, a group of concerned citizens decided to protect the character of this area by forming an organization that would allow the community to speak with one voice on zoning issues. In 2005, MIC officially was organized as a non-profit corporation with a board of directors, officers and members. 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.
MIC’s work 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, work to develop new parks, present the annual Taste of Mableton and the Mableton Economic Development Summit, and staff the many committees that make our volunteer organization work.
Each election year, MIC holds candidate forums to allow residents to meet the people running for important local offices, such as Mayor, City Council, County Commission, School Board and the State Legislature. Community meetings, in person and online, bring other important speakers and topics to Mableton residents. 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.