Lesley Lavery is organizing a block party for this Tuesday, 8/6. Come hang out with and meet your neighbors from 6-9pm in the middle of the block. Feel free to bring food or drink to share. And don’t forget to move your car to the alley or to Prior before the party gets started.
After years of excellent service, David Redmond has decided not to run for another term as our Grid 3 representative. Many thanks to David for all the great work he has done for us! Now we need to find a new Grid 3 representative for the Mac Groveland Community Council. How about you?
A grid representative serves a three year term on the Mac Groveland board. You would represent the area bounded by Cleveland, Summit, Fairview, and Goodrich, just a few blocks of the immediate neighborhood. Here’s what you’d be part of, with much more information available on the “macgrove” website: “The Macalester-Groveland Community Council was created to facilitate communication between the residents of the area and elected officials. Our mission is to foster citizen participation in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood a desirable place to live, work, and play.”
In addition to representing your grid, you’d be asked to participate in one committee. These include: Beautification, Community Outreach, Environment, Housing and Land Use, Long Range Planning, and Transportation. So whether your interest is gardening, recycling, bicycling, planning, or improving the neighborhood in any way, there’s a way to do it with your neighbors.
I trust you already know about the Mac-Groveland Neighbors Forum. If not, you really should take a look and sign up.
I just wanted to let you know that the forum is looking for a few volunteers to help make the conversation flow…
My name is Will Howell, and I’m helping the Mac-Groveland Neighbors Forum (http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-macgrove) become more active and conversational. To do this, I’m helping E-Democracy’s staff find several people to fill low-commitment volunteer roles on the forum.