Last night, at the February Park View United Neighborhood Coalition, it was apparent that the civic organization is back on solid ground. I’m very excited by this and offer my congratulations to the new board, which is composed of the following:
- Marcus Hedrick — President
- John Hanly — Vice President
- Janisha Richardson — Treasurer
- Sarah Sorscher — Secretary
- Roger Peace — At Large
- Maria Peace — At Large
- Cecile Blot — At Large
- Mose Montgomery — At Large
After the sitting of the new board, the meeting centered on the next steps for the organization. Among the issues that were raised about the organization were the need to consider expanding the borders of the organization, the need to better partner with area businesses, and the need to review and update the organization’s by laws. Issues related to the neighborhood included organizing community clean-ups, working with the Mayor’s Office to organize neighborhood Fix-Its, and evaluating how to effectively communicate within the neighborhood.
I’m a strong supporter of civic groups and believe they are important allies in working with the city and advocating to get much needed improvements and services in the community. I look forward to working with President Hedrick and the entire board to move Park View forward in 2013.