It’s been a whirlwind few months at the Como Community Council, we’ve had lake clean-ups, blood drives, community gardening events, Como Tree Trek, Como Homo Hangout, new community events at North Dale and Orchard Rec Centers, and our Annual Ice Cream Social on July 8. The new connections being made and the seedlings of these new events growing to become annual community staples is already evident in our ongoing planning conversations. So many people have contributed in so many ways that it would be impossible to appropriately recognize them all.
Thank you to everyone who has helped with planning and execution of our events and programming, and to everyone who has taken the time to come out to participate! We also couldn’t do these events without our financial sponsors, in-kind donations, and community donations. Thanks so much to Thrivent, TopLine Federal Credit Union, Hmong College Prep Academy, Como Park Language and Arts, Bethel Lutheran, North Suburban Kiwanis, and Subtext Books. Community members can donate to our events fund at https://bit.ly/D10EventsFund.
Get involved: Como Lake Clean-Up - July 26
D10 Como Park is planning our next Como Lake Clean-Up for Tuesday, July 26, 6-9 p.m. These events, in partnership with the Capitol Region Watershed District, focus on the shoreline and lake itself.
District 10 provides trash-grabbers, rakes, buckets, nets, trash bags, and nitrile gloves for those who need them. Or, feel free to provide your own gear. Registration (before July 26) is not required, but it helps us plan and communicate if changes come up. Register and find out more at District10ComoPark.org/Como-Clean-Up
Save The Date: Tilden Harvest Festival
The Como Community Council will be hosting a Harvest Festival at Tilden Park on Saturday, Sept. 10. Whether you come with your neighbors or come to meet your neighbors, we would love to see you there! Everyone is invited to this free event. This event is still being planned. If you’re interested in helping plan or volunteering at this event you can fill out our volunteer interest form, come to our Neighborhood Relations Committee meetings (1st Tuesdays), or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more at district10comopark.org/sd1event.
Community meeting schedule changing
Our monthly meeting schedule is changing. Starting in August, our three committee meetings (neighborhood relations, environment, and land use) and board meeting will happen on two nights per month instead of four. Combining our meeting dates means it’ll be easier for community members to attend multiple meetings and be part of more discussions.
We’ll have more focused agendas, and we’ll have greater flexibility to hold working meetings on specific projects. The D10 board will have more time to spend in the community and host community-building events. We’ll be able to consistently offer hybrid meeting for community members to attend in person or continue attending via Zoom. We’ll also have increased capacity to hold special meetings for topics that need more time.
Our trial period begins in August and will go through the end of the year. In December, we’ll gather community and board feedback on the new meeting schedule. We’ll make any necessary adjustments to the schedule starting in January and announce those changes to the community through all of our communication channels.
You will find more details about meeting dates and times on our website10 District10ComoPark.org. All D10 board and committee meetings are open to the public and have space for community members to bring topics for discussion.
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