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A "Neighborhood Conversation" Monday, May 23rd 6:30 p.m. @ the Olympia City Hall

posted May 4, 2011, 7:51 PM by Karen Veldheer

 Save the Date

 Monday, May 23, 2011

 6:30 to 8:30 pm

 Olympia City Hall

 City Council Chambers

 

The Coalition of Neighborhood Associations along with the City of Olympia is sponsoring a Neighborhood Conversation just for you, a conversation about where we all live; neighborhoods.  We are very excited and pleased to announce that the world renown Jim Diers, the former director of Seattle's Office of Neighborhoods is coming to Olympia to share his thoughts and vision with our community. Jim is a champion of participatory democracy who finds creative and resourceful ways to get more people involved with their communities and the decisions that affect their daily lives. In Jim's fourteen years of service with the city of Seattle, his department's mission was to decentralize and coordinate city services, strengthen communities and their organizations, and work in partnership with these organizations to preserve and enhance the neighborhoods.  Jim's influence and legacy is still evident throughout Seattle and in today's work at Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods. Jim is also the author of Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way.

Please be our guest for the evening. We will begin the program with a "Neighborhood Conversation" on neighborhood planning, a review of what was learned at the Imagine Olympia neighborhood meetings held in January and March, and then hear from Jim Diers on the endless possibilities we have for changing our future and for making our dreams for our community a reality. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, May 23, 2011, at 6:30 pm at City Hall.

 

 

Monday, October 25, 2010 Full Coalition Meeting Downtown

posted Oct 25, 2010, 4:17 PM by Karen Veldheer   [ updated Oct 25, 2010, 4:29 PM ]

A full meeting of the Olympia Coalition of Neighborhood Associations will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010 at the Olympia Center in downtown Olympia 222 Columbia St, Olympia, WA 98501-8208

(360) 753-8380.  This meeting is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend to learn more about neighborhood issues.  An agenda for this meeting is attached or can be found on the "Agenda and Minutes" page of the Coalition's website at www.olympianeighborhoods.org. 

Neighborhoods Asked To Advise City Manager Regarding Selection of Next Olympia Police Chief

posted Aug 16, 2010, 10:54 PM by Karen Veldheer   [ updated Aug 16, 2010, 10:58 PM ]

Neighborhoods,

Here is a link to a graphic that illustrates the process and timeline Olympia is using in hiring a new police chief.

http://tinyurl.com/OPDCHIEF

The City Manager attended the Coalition's meeting on Monday, August 9, 2010. The neighborhoods discussed the qualities they would like to see in Olympia's new police chief. The discussion went well and many ideas were shared. We look forward to the next steps in the process.

Thanks everyone, 

Julie Hankins, Chair Olympia Coalition of Neighborhood Associations 

June 14, 2010 Steering Committee Meeting

posted Jun 12, 2010, 8:33 PM by Karen Veldheer

The CNA steering committee will met on June 14, 2010 at the Olympia Center (room tbd) at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  An agenda for this meeting has been posted to the CNA website and can be viewed on the "agendas and minutes" web page.  These meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend.  

May 24, 2010 Full Coalition Meeting

posted May 4, 2010, 9:15 AM by Karen Veldheer   [ updated May 4, 2010, 9:20 AM ]

I. Special Meeting: A Neighborhood Conversation

How can we improve the quality of life in neighborhoods and in Olympia?

Please join neighborhood leaders for a neighborhood conversation, a discussion about what is happening in your neighborhood.  What are the main issues that are important to you and your neighbors? Come share your ideas and experiences with other neighborhoods so we can learn from one another.  

Let us begin dialogues about what can be done to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and what can be done to strengthen relationships between individual neighborhoods and between the neighborhoods and the city.  Concrete suggestions and new ideas for positive change are especially valuable.  Board members or another representative from your neighborhood are always welcome to attend.

II.            Date and Place

  • Monday, May 24, 2010
  • Conference Room, Downtown Olympia Fire Station, 100 Eastside St NE, Olympia, WA 98506
  • 6:30-8:30 PM

Julie Hankins, CNA Chair

III.            RSVP

            Please contact one of the two persons listed below by May 17th if you plan to attend.


CNA Steering Committee Member            Email                                                            Phone

Bob Jones, Vice Chair                                    bobjonesmilitary@comcast.net            867-0867

Karen Veldheer, Steering Comm.            karenveldheer@mac.com                        528-0970

 

 

April 20 CNA Membership Meeting

posted Apr 16, 2009, 8:15 AM by Luke Bowerman   [ updated Jun 22, 2009, 5:07 PM by Phil Schulte ]

Date: Monday, April 20, 2009
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location:  Downtown Fire Station Conference Room – 100 Eastside Street

Meeting Objective

  • Review the process for joining the Coalition’s Steering Committee and serving on the Executive Board
  • Solicit interest from Coalition members who may want to join the Coalition’s Steering Committee
  • Learn about Olympia’s on-line neighborhood crime mapping service and the “Rising Tide Alliance”
  • Learn about and discuss opportunities to enhance and expand neighborhood graffiti clean-up efforts
  • Provide an opportunity for folks to share information on emerging issues and upcoming events
  • Confirm next meeting dates and set and assign next steps
 

February 23 CNA Membership Meeting

posted Feb 19, 2009, 11:57 AM by Luke Bowerman   [ updated Apr 16, 2009, 8:23 AM ]

Date: Monday, February 23, 2009
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location:  Downtown Fire Station Conference Room – 100 Eastside Street

Meeting Objectives

  • Provide an overview of the Coalition, review 2009 focus and proposed standard format for full Coalition
  • meetings
  • Review and adopt revisions to the Coalition Bylaws
  • Review the process for joining the Coalition’s Steering Committee and serving on the Executive Board
  • Solicit interest from Coalition members who may want to join the Coalition’s Steering Committee
  • Review and solicit feedback on the Coalition’s new website
  • Learn about and discuss issues, projects and proposals from local agencies and organizations
  • Provide an opportunity for folks to share information on emerging issues and upcoming events
  • Confirm next meeting dates and set and assign next steps
Download Full Agenda (PDF)
October 13 CNA Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Proposed Bylaws Revisions (PDF)
Proposed Bylaws Revisions (Microsoft Word)

January Steering Committee Agenda

posted Jan 24, 2009, 8:35 AM by Luke Bowerman

Date: Monday, January 26, 2009
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location:  MIXX’ 96

Meeting Objectives
  • Review and adopt 12-8-08 meeting record
  • Review and update membership list
  • Decide on a primary focus for 2009 based on the ideas generated at the 12-08 meeting on the Coalition’s role and what success would like if the Coalition served that role well
  • Review 2009 meeting schedule and format
  • Discuss suggested revisions to the by-laws and decide on next steps to address them
  • Review and provide feedback on new Coalition website
  • Identify agenda items and format for the Feb. 23 meeting
  • Decide how to respond to the Cool Thurston Campaign request
Download Full Agenda (PDF)

January Steering Committe Meeting

posted Jan 21, 2009, 8:13 AM by Luke Bowerman

I'm writing to remind you that our next SC meeting is slated for Monday, January 26th at 6:30 pm at MIXX '96.   Julie and I have been meeting to work on the agenda (we hope to finalize it by Wed.) and on reviewing the revisions that have been suggested to the bylaws in preparation for our discussion about them next week.  In addition to the changes that Don Law suggested, Phil Schulte (a member of the Goldcrest NA board) sent us some suggestions - and Julie and I are working on some of our own that we'll send out along with the agenda.  I've attached Phil's suggestions to this note.   If any of you have any other suggested changes to the bylaws please send them along to the full SC by this Friday.  
 
I want to thank Jeanne Marie and Bob for their help over the last few weeks.  They completed the 12-8-08 meeting record and they've been working to secure meeting rooms for our 2009 meetings.   We'll discuss the details when we meet.

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