Dear neighbors,

As this is the first NANA News published in 2017, I would like to wish everyone a Belated Happy New Year. I hope that you and your families had a memorable holiday. NANA started 2017 off very well.  We were very pleased to have Hamilton County’s new commissioner, Denise Driehaus, speak at your January meeting. Commissioner Driehaus indicated that she appreciated the opportunity to address NANA’s general body.

Additionally, on behalf of our Treasurer, Steve Megerle, and myself, we would like to thank former NANA President Hanne Larsen and Recording Secretary, Carolyn Gillman, in assisting with the transition over the last several months. This is another shining example of how NANA neighbors support our great organization.

I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our very own NANA member, Linda Thomas. Linda has been nominated by Mayor John Cranley to serve on Cincinnati’s Park Board. The Cincinnati City Council will be voting on this nomination on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.   We wish Linda continued success.

Finally, as we look to 2017, there will be many ways for NANA members to engage. As you will see in NANA’s Strategic Development update (pg.2), there will be opportunities to assist that committee with a few projects. Our NANA Nominating Committee for the 2017-2018 slate is also forming (see Committee Updates pg. 2). Additionally, we will be planning some neighborhood social activities so stay tuned!  It is our hope that more NANA members will get involved and help us in our efforts to continue to make North Avondale Cincinnati’s Best Address!

I look forward to seeing you at our next NANA meeting on February 14th where we will have some Valentine treats to sweeten the meeting!

  Marvin Masterson 


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