On February 22 friends and neighbors gathered at Anderson School for the Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association’s annual meeting. The evening started with a delicious meal from Open Arms and Holy Land Deli. A discussion of neighborhood business from the past year followed.
Elections came next – there were two open board seats in addition to the one-year presidential term, which needed to be filled after Todd Rasmusen had to step down because of a new job. The two open board positions were filled by Jana Metge and Kelly Wilder. I was elected president for the upcoming year (I’ve been on the board for a year already), and I cannot wait to get to work building a better community for us all. I’m most passionate about making our neighborhood all it can be, especially for future generations like my two-year-old daughter, Helena, and all of the other little youngsters running around.
Midtown Phillips had some amazing triumphs this past year: We hosted the first Midtown Phillips Festival, received the city’s approval for our NRP Phase Two Plan and completed the first phase of the new CEPRO site park, which will blossom for the first time this spring thanks to the diligent work of members from around our community. This year, we plan to grow our involvement in the community and add to these amazing new projects. I am honored that I have been chosen to serve as a leader, and I will work to move forward with humble integrity, hand in hand with my fellow neighbors, to put the best interests of the Midtown Phillips neighborhood first.
I welcome all ideas, input and involvement from my neighbors. Feel free to call or email anytime at 612-419-3915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.