Message from the President

It has been said that volunteers are the roots of strong communities. Thanks to volunteers, our communities grow strong and resilient. Even the tiniest volunteer effort leaves a profound and lasting trace in a community, much like tree rings that appear over time. That’s the difference we see in our community thanks to our small but powerful army of volunteers. And they are making a difference. Here’s how:

HVP bylaws: We are close to finalizing our bylaws, thanks to the work of Long Westerlund, his committee and input from the community. They will be voted on at the May meeting. Draft ByLaws.

Membership: Our Citizens Association membership supports a strong voice in the community on important issues like Fire Station #8. Kudos to our volunteers for their hard work in this area.

Conservation and Preservation: HVP has a new committee headed by Jon Glassman which aims to improve the look and feel of our community. See the related story in this issue, and if interested, lend a hand to the efforts of this new group.

Nominating Committee: Chairperson Tia Alfred, Jessica Thompson, Paulette Washington, Keisha Gravely and Stephanie Derrig. The efforts of this new committee must be called out as their work will be critical in seeking good stewards to lead association forward. 

More volunteers are needed to keep our history relevant and vital, enhance the neighborhood and make a difference for our community. Please consider getting involved, celebrating National Volunteer Week by becoming a volunteer.

And one reminder--mark your calendars now for May 14, Neighborhood Day Festival at High View Park. The fun starts at 4 pm for family activities and dinner followed by an outdoor movie at dusk. Tell your neighbors and join us for this community celebration. 

Thanks for your continued support and engagement in our community.