Dear neighbors,

I would like to thank Hanne Løken Larsen and Tom Wright for their leadership and dedication to the NANA Executive Board and I am very pleased that they will continue to support our neighborhood association.   Additionally, it is an honor to be able to serve with my colleagues on the 2016-2017 Executive Board:  First Vice President, Dana Winn; Second Vice President, Michael Caporale; Third Vice President, Tiffani Tribble; Treasurer, Steve Megerle; Recording Secretary, Caroline Harten; and Corresponding Secretary, Jennifer Cronk.

Collectively, we look forward to working with our Committee Chairs: Emily Harten and Bridget McComas, Beautification; Teresa Harten, Health and Wellness; Michelle Baxter, Law and Safety; Pauline Daly, Education and Housing; John Jones, Neighborhood Issues; Maura Wolf, Strategic Development/NANA-NABA Liaison; and J. Miles Wolf, NABA President.

Please be advised that we have hit the ground running and we are in process of planning activities this summer that will provide us the opportunity to fellowship as neighbors and celebrate our amazing association. The first such activity in which we are seeking NANA support is for the Cincinnati Games that will take place on July 9, 2016. Ken Brawner, NANA’s Cincinnati Games Chair, has provided information concerning the final elimination round that will take place this Saturday, June 4th from 1 pm – 4 pm at the North Avondale Recreation Center (see JUNE NEWSLETTER).

We also hope you will join us at our Annual July 4th celebration (see page 4 JUNE NEWSLETTER). It will be a fun time for neighbors of all ages. We have additional enjoyable and memorable events planned this summer, so please stay tuned.

Finally, with respect to neighborhood revitalization, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Mayor John Cranley for including funding for North Avondale and Alaska Commons in his 2017 budget. The Mayor is recommending $750,000 for the redevelopment of the City owned lot located at Avondale and Reading Roads and $450,000 for the City of Cincinnati to purchase the Alaska Commons property in Avondale. We encourage you to attend the Mayor’s community budget hearings on Monday, June 6th from 6 pm – 8 pm at the Red’s Urban Baseball Academy in Bond Hill, 2026 Seymour Avenue, and on Tuesday, June 7th from 6 pm – 8 pm at the College Hill Recreation Center, 5545 Belmont Ave.

Thank you for all that you do to support our neighborhood. I look forward to seeing you at our General Meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7 pm at the North Avondale Recreation Center.

Marvin Masterson


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