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Como Council Corner

Posted on 07 March 2017 by Calvin

You, too, can join the District 10 Board
Nine positions on the Como Community Council Board will be up for election at District 10’s annual meeting on Tue., Apr. 18. The positions:
• Chair
• Secretary
• One representative from each of the four geographic sub-districts
• Three at-large representatives
Any resident of District 10 who is age 18 or older is eligible to run. So are authorized representatives from a business or nonprofit organization located in District 10.
Candidates interested in running for a board position must submit their name and a brief biography by Tues., Apr, 18. Nominations submitted after that date will be treated as write-in candidacies.
• Submit your nomination to district10@district10comopark.org
• For a map of the four sub-districts go to www.district10comopark.org/Neighborhood.html
Board members elected this year will serve from Apr. 25, 2017, until Apr. 23, 2019. They are required to attend the monthly Community Council meeting, to serve on at least one committee, and to share other duties.

Sunday Series shares a success story…
District 10’s 2017 Sunday Series continues Mar. 19, 1-2:30pm, with a look at one of our neighborhood’s great success stories: the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom. The story tells how a bunch of citizens volunteered for buckthorn busting in a neglected urban woodland and ended up creating a special place to play, learn, and escape to the outdoors. The Sunday Series presentation answers questions about the past, present, and future of the woodland; how many birds find a home there; what those posts are all about; and how you can team up to continue restoring and maintaining a vibrant woodland. The presentation includes a sneak peak at a new user’s guide. For this meeting, we will meet upstairs at the Visitors’ Center at Como Zoo and Conservatory. Free.

…and worries about butterflies
On Apr, 2, Sarah Weaver from the University of Minnesota’s Monarch Lab talks about the precarious state of everyone’s favorite butterfly. Her Sunday Series discussion includes an overview of the monarch’s biology and life cycle, why the population of monarchs is crashing, and what individuals can do to turn this around. This Sunday Series event will be Sun., Apr. 2, 1-2:30pm, at Great River School, 1326 Energy Park Dr. Free.

Take the fast lane to debt freedom
District 10 will host a free financial literacy workshop Mar. 22 to help you get off the debt treadmill. TopLine Federal Credit Union and LSS Financial Counseling will lead the workshop, sharing proven advice to help you steer clear of debt settlement scams, utilize tools that repay debt faster, and maintain a good credit score while still taking full responsibility. The advice includes solutions for each type of debt and how to develop a plan that puts an end to debt in sight.

The workshop will be held Wed., Mar. 22, 6-7:30pm, at the Como Park Streetcar Station, 1224 Lexington Pkwy. N. The workshop is free and is open to the public, but reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call 763-391-9494.

Upcoming District 10 Meetings
• Como Community Council Board: Tues., Mar. 21
• Environment Committee: Wed., Mar. 29
• Neighborhood Relations and Safety Committee: Tues., Apr. 4
• Land Use Committee: Wed., Apr. 5
Community members are always welcome to attend and participate. All meetings begin at 7pm at the Como Park Streetcar Station, which is at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton.

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