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Welcome new HMC Board Members

Posted on 14 January 2016 by Calvin

Hamline Midway Coalition is thrilled to welcome two newly elected neighbors to the Board of Directors. Congratulations to Melissa Cortez and Greg Anderson, who both won contested seats in the recent neighborhood board election. Both Cortez and Anderson have been deeply involved in the community, and we are thrilled for them to continue their work bettering the Hamline Midway neighborhood as part of the HMC Board.

Melissa CortezCortez (photo left) will represent subdistrict C, which covers the portion of the neighborhood between Hamline Ave. and Lexington Ave., while Anderson will represent subdistrict A, which includes the area between Snelling Ave. and Transfer Rd. Current board member Scott Walters was also reelected to his seat representing subdistrict B in an uncontested race. We are glad to have him continue his many years of valuable service on the HMC Board.

Having moved to Hamline Midway in 2011 from Whittier, California, Cortez first became acquainted with the local community as an undergraduate at Hamline University when she and several classmates volunteered with Mosaic on a Stick. She has since been involved with Hamline Midway Elders, Green Spirit and Tatum Community Gardens and the Hamline Midway Investment Cooperative. As an outdoor recreation enthusiast, she says she loves the neighborhood for its walkability, bikeways, and animal-loving neighbors.

Greg AndersonA Hamline Midway resident since 2009, Anderson (photo right) has been instrumental in organizing small local and home-based businesses in the neighborhood. As a small business owner himself with Greg’s PC Repair and Premium Inks, he founded and continues to organize the Hamline Midway Small Business Association and is passionate about building the connection between local businesses and the community. To that end, he has taken on lead roles in organizing small business participation in neighborhood events like the Hamline Midway Spring Festival and Midway Holiday Pop-up Shop. He looks forward to continuing to build community through organizing neighborhood events and bringing small business and the community together in new and meaningful ways.

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