Here’s your chance to tackle that new year’s resolution to get more involved: Eight seats are up for election in April to the District 10 Como Community Council board.
The board recently made a change to designate board seats for renters, youth (16-24), and seniors (62+). That change begins to roll out in April’s election with one renter seat and one youth seat on the ballot. If you fit these criteria, please consider running, we’re holding a seat for you!
Board seats up for election in April:
• One representative each from the neighborhood’s four sub-districts
• Two representatives from the neighborhood at-large
• One representative from the neighborhood at-large who is a renter
• One representative from the neighborhood at-large who is a youth (age 16-24)
These positions serve two-year terms, through April 2024. To get on the ballot, apply now at https://bit.ly/D10Application. That’s where you can also learn more about the roles and opportunities of board members. The filing deadline is Sunday, April 3. The election is April 19. If you have any questions or would like to know more about being a board member you can reach out to email@example.com.
D10 Hosting Winter Weather Donation Drive
D10 Como Community Council is hosting a donation drive to help the unsheltered community this winter. We will be set up in the parking lot of the Como Historic Streetcar Station (1224 Lexington Pkwy) on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12 and13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We will be collecting new: gloves/mittens, socks, fleece gaiters, hand warmers, cough drops, and travel tissues. Donations will go to Minnesota Community Care and its partner organizations. More info at district10comopark.org/communitydrive.
Como Community Blood Drive Dates
D10 Como Park is again partnering with the American Red Cross and the Como Zoo & Conservatory to host a series of community blood drives at the Zoo. Reservations required. More information on our website.
Upcoming drive dates:
• Tuesday, March 1, 2022 – 9am-3pm
• Thursday, May 26, 2022 – 9am-3pm
• Tuesday, August 2, 2022 – 9am-3pm
With the pandemic lingering and so many still working from home, workplace blood drives have all but vanished, affecting the Red Cross’ reserve levels. Community blood drives are the perfect opportunity to take a break from the home office or start a trip to the zoo!
2021 Como Curb Clean-up Results
Back in October and November, D10 Como Park partnered with Janna Caywood of ComoACN and the Capitol Region Watershed District to lead the Como Curb Clean-Up. Then in December participants were asked to report their cleaning efforts. With 61 participants reporting in, they’ve calculated how much invasive algae was prevented with our community effort. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared your results!!
• Total responding participants: 61
• Total feet cleaned: 31,302 feet
• Number of miles cleaned: 5.9
• Equivalent football field lengths cleaned: 104
• Equivalent number of times around Como Lake cleaned: 3.5
• Number of times to the moon and back cleaned: 0.0000124
• Phosphorus estimated in 1 foot of curb: 0.0003125 pounds
• Total lbs. of phosphorus prevented from reaching Como Lake: 9.78lbs
• Pounds of curly leaf pond weed this phosphorus amount could produce: 4,891lbs!
• Tons it could have produced: 2.45
Zoom or Call into D10 Meetings
Renters, homeowners, and other community members are always welcome to participate in District 10’s board and committee meetings. You can join either by video conference or by phone. To find meeting links and call in numbers go to our website calendar at district10comopark.org/calendar. If you have questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, call 651-644-3889.
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