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Represent your neighborhood by running for HMC Board of Directors

Posted on 07 October 2015 by Calvin

Hamline Midway Coalition (HMC) is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors. Anyone age 16 or older that resides within, owns property within, or owns a business that is headquartered and principally operates within Hamline Midway, is eligible to run AND vote in the board election!

If you’re interested in working with an informed and engaged group of neighbors to focus on local issues around transportation, development, sustainability and more, consider running for the board. We work with the understanding that big change begins at the local level, and only by working together, can we ensure a prosperous future for the entire community. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented populations are particularly encouraged to run.

There are three seats up for election in 2015, one in each of the three neighborhood sub-districts (A, B, and C). Sub-district A covers the area from Transfer Rd. to Snelling Ave. Sub-district B spans the area from Snelling Ave. to Hamline Ave. Sub-district C covers Hamline Ave. to Lexington Ave. All sub-districts are bounded by University Ave. to the south, the railroad tracks just north of Pierce Butler Rte. to the north.

Candidates can run for a seat in the sub-district in which they live, own property or own a business that is headquartered there.

Anyone interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors must return a completed application to the Executive Director no later than 8pm, Sun., Nov. 15. To request an application—or for more information about serving on the HMC Board of Directors, please contact Michael Jon Olson at 651-494-7682 or michaeljon@hamlinemidway.org.

HMC Board of Directors voting information
This year, neighbors will have the opportunity to vote either in person or through an online platform that will be posted at www.hamlinemidway.org/elections following the candidate application deadline. Dates and locations for in-person voting will be announced later this month. Neighbors will be able to vote for one representative running in their respective sub-district.

New project: “Ready & Resilient Hamline Midway”
What makes a community ready and resilient? How can we better prepare to rise to the occasion in the face of extreme weather events or other points of adversity?

“Ready & Resilient Hamline Midway,” is a new project that seeks to bring neighbors of all ages and backgrounds together for an interactive exploration of ways we can better prepare for adversity in our community.

What can we do now, so we are ready to act when the occasion requires? How do we communicate with each other, especially in the absence of traditional lines of communication? What skills and tools are helpful when decisions are to be made quickly and action is required? How do we ensure that the most vulnerable among us are connected with resources and neighbors who can offer timely assistance?

This project will include three intergenerational gatherings of Hamline Midway community members, who will explore various scenarios while building capacity to rise collectively to the occasion, should circumstances require it. All events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Please join your community for one of the following Ready & Resilient Hamline Midway workshops:
—Sat., Oct. 24, 3-4:30pm, at Holy Trinity Church, 1636 Van Buren Ave.
—Tue., Nov. 10, 1:30-3pm, at Hamline Church United Methodist, 1514 Englewood Ave.
—Tue., Nov. 17, 6:30-8pm, at Snelling Café, 638 Snelling Ave. N.

MG_0954-1024x682Fairview Ave. Underpass Party
scheduled Oct. 24

Save the date for the second Fairview Ave. Underpass Party, Sat., Oct. 24, 6-10pm on Fairview Ave. beneath I-94. For the Second year in a row the Friendly Streets Initiative, in collaboration with neighborhood groups and volunteers, will light up the dark and dismal space beneath I-94 on Fairview Ave. This year, there will be an unveiling of a creative lighting pilot project that will remain in place for a period of time following the party. Grab your family friends and neighbors and come down for an evening full of free food, music, art activities, and more!