Meeting Minutes for the December 13, 2016 Board Meeting

WTHA Board Meeting

December 13, 2016

Home of Safia Gray, 707 E. Gregory

 

Attendance: 7

John Bozarth, Marty Hatten, Angie Lile, Safia Gray, Tammy Gay, Damien McNearney, Elizabeth Hollins

 

Angie called the meeting to order at 7:43, beginning with an exercise to collect ideas for next year.

Focus group meetings: Four volunteers signed up to help with focus groups to solicit input from residents (brainstorming, visioning, solicit feedback about the website, have a questionnaire)

Ideas:

  • Walking tour of Waldo, or audio tour with a focus on architecture and history (with LaDene Morton)
  • Increase social events
  • Evening meetings may have better attendance (demonstrated by town hall event)
  • Meetings with special focus on education, crime
  • Participate in the Brookside parade with a Waldo Tower-themed truck float (Safia)
  • Invite surrounding neighborhood groups to the informational neighborhood meetings
  • Improvements to the park equipment
  • Troost corridor businesses outreach
  • Elderly neighbor check
  • Visibility on social media
  • Support block parties with free watermelon from WTHA

Calendaring

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Kansas City Public Schools Town Hall, Keystone Church

Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m. Neighborhood Meeting, Waldo Library

Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. Neighborhood Meeting, Waldo Library

Tuesday, March 14, evening meeting, Town Hall on Crime

April – Happy Hour

Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. Neighborhood Meeting, Waldo Library (gardening/outdoor focus; Curb Appeal grant drawing)

Saturday, June 24, BBQ and movie night, 6-10 p.m. (consider piggybacking historic tower event, explore NTDF funds, fireworks on tower)

July – no neighborhood meeting

July or August – Happy Hour

Saturday, September 9, Neighborhood Meeting, Waldo Library (home improvement/energy efficiency focus; election of officers)

Saturday, September 16, Waldo Fall Festival

Saturday, November 11, Neighborhood Meeting, Waldo Library

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Holiday board meeting, home of Safia Gray

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