Wednesday, February 22, 2012

March 2012 Lindenwood Neighbor

 A Quarterly Publication of the Lindenwood Park Neighborhood Association
Strategic Focus
Changed organization name to Lindenwood Park Neighborhood Association
Updated Strategic Plan–six month review & planning process — August
2 Parties in the Park — May and June
Movies in the Park — June and September
LinFest 2011 — October
Moved to Lindenwood Park
Great support; great success; large attendance
Trivia Night fundraiser — July
Lindenwood Flea Market — October
Lindenwood Park Improvement, Park Committee
Undertake two park clean-ups
Physical improvements, new playground equipment and surface
Volunteers have adopted the 3 corners of the park for plantings and upkeep
Lindenwood Green Team
Quarterly clean-up at I-44/Jamieson Lindenwood Park neighborhood entrance
Sponsor neighborhood improvement through Lawn & Garden Contest
Neighborhood Integrity
Review/comment on all zoning variances, conditional use permit applications
Monitor and track problem and nuisance properties
Working closely with our NSO and Alderman
Support Linden Heights Housing Corp.
Sponsored 3 new housing units in 2011, 2 others in progress
Sponsored Public Safety Forum — September
Administrative Accomplishments
Continued strong Block Captain Program
New web site enhancements
Obtained IRS 501c4 designation
Continued to be financially responsible
Lindenwood Neighbor
Joint planning and coordination with Tilles Park Neighborhood Association
Participation with Watson Road and Hampton-Chippewa Business Associations
 Repeat Community Building activities of 2011 – 2 Concerts in the Park,
2 Movies in the Park, Trivia Night, and LinFest 2012
 Continue the Park Improvement Plan
 Continue to build Block Captain Program
 Begin and implement the Lindenwood Park Community Garden project
 Promote Lindenwood Park – signage, media branding, restaurant guides
 Undertake Networking Opportunities — promote happy hours for local business/
restaurants in the neighborhood
 Enhance Organizational Capacity — increase LPNA membership, establish a
board succession plan, maintain the financial strength of the organization

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