The Highland Park Community Council (HPCC) & Highland Park Community Development Corporation conducted a comprehensive neighborhood plan in 2004. HPCC is now taking time to reflect again on its vision and goals and we want to hear from neighborhood residents. The HPCC board’s preliminary discussions included reviewing the findings from the neighborhood plan, a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis, and internal polling. During our March 2019 community meeting, we presented our initial thoughts to attendees and asked for their input. We’ve taken what we’ve heard and have adapted it into this community survey. We hope that you’ll share with us your thoughts on how the HPCC should invest its time, energy, and resources so that our organization can more effectively engage residents and respond to the community’s interests and needs.
Thanks for your input!
The Highland Park Community Council is throwing a neighborhood picnic! On Thursday, May 16 neighborhood residents are invited to come, relax, and meet their neighbors at this free, fun event! You’ll find:
• Free food & refreshments, including a cookie table!
• Beer tasting for adults
• Door prizes
• Kids activities
The picnic will run from 5 – 9 pm at the Super Playground / Maple Shelter in Highland Park.
Hope to see you there!
If you’re interested in volunteering to help make the event a success, please email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you would be interested in helping out with. Just a few minutes of your time will help make the Spring Fling even more of a Fun Thing!
Meet the Candidates! Thur, April 18
We vote twice a year, every year! With the primary election coming up on May 21, the HPCC is proud to be hosting a candidate forum at our April meeting. Hear from:
District 7 City Council Candidates:
- Deb Gross (D)
- Deidre Kane (D)
District 2 School Board Candidates:
- Dave Atkinson (D)
- Nosakhere Griffin-El (D)
- Kirk Rys (D & R)
- Devon Taliaferro (D)
County Council At-Large Candidate:
NOTE: Monday, April 22 is the last day you can register to vote before the primary. For information on how to register, click here or call the County Elections Division at (412) 350-4500.
The HPCC meeting will begin at 7 pm at St. Andrew’s Church, Thursday April 18. There will be free pizza and childcare. Please feel free to forward this information to others who may be interested in hearing from the candidates.
Prior to the candidate Forum, representatives from Girls Hope will be on hand to give a presentation and answer questions about their plans to open a new home in Highland Park. More info on this issue can be found in the March HPCC Newsletter.
Hope you can make it!
The HPCC April 2019 newsletter is now available!
IN THIS ISSUE:
- A Letter from the President
- March Meeting Minutes
- Destination Highland Park – Panaché Comes to Bryant Street
- Food Glorious Food’s Hands-on Pasta Class & Barn Lunch
- Highland Park Nature Watch
- Highland Park Marathon Update
- St. Andrew’s Easter Festivities