NANA EXECUTIVE BOARD MESSAGE

Dear Neighbors,

2020 has been a unique year in the history of our city and our nation. We are faced with great challenges, but also great opportunities. As we move forward as a new Executive Board we want to address our neighborhood and as a group make it clear where we stand as representatives of North Avondale.

Our Neighborhood Association was founded with specific goals for and responsibilities to the constituency we serve. Among the founding purposes of our organization are the commitments:

  • To welcome all good neighbors, without prejudice,
  • To strive to maintain a diverse neighborhood,
  • To actively promote neighborhood solidarity and harmony,

As board members it is our responsibility to uphold these principals not only in our ideals, but in our actions.

We have heard from people in our neighborhood who are concerned that our actions have not lived up to our ideals. We hear you and we are committed to doing better. As a group we are working to improve our outreach and communication so that our active membership and our board are more diverse and more accurately represent the population of our neighborhood.

We also want to be clear that NANA condemns any form of discrimination based on race, sex, age, ethnicity, or religion. As community leaders we will work toward dismantling any and all bias, implicit or otherwise, that threatens the unity and solidarity of our neighborhood. We will work to support People of Color in our neighborhood and our city in the quest for equitable treatment in our society and the dismantling of systems of oppression. In North Avondale, Black lives matter.

We hope that you will join us in our mission to carry on the legacy of NANA’s founders and continue to make North Avondale Cincinnati’s best address.

Sincerely,

North Avondale Neighborhood Association Executive Board

 

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