At the most recent north neighborhood meeting, residents worked on picking a leadership model for their community to use in order to work on creating a community center and developing a neighborhood watch program.
The choose a model where everyone would be able to work together and avoided having a power structure, like a president, vice president, treasurer model.
Residents decided that this would be the best way to ensure that everyone works together and has an equal say.
I think that community centers have the potential to serve as a gathering place for a neighborhood and a place where kids can spend time outside of school and home.
I do worry that finding funding might discourage this group, but hopefully their city councilman and other members of the city are able and willing to serve as helpers and advisors. If not, the success of the city’s strategic plan will be in jeopardy.