As we prepare for Election Day on Tuesday, November 7th, we would like to thank the following candidates for speaking at NANA’s September and October General Body Meetings: Derek Bauman; Erica Black-Johnson; David Brenner; Christina Burcica; Mayor John Cranley; Tamaya Dennard; Michelle Dillingham; Tonya Dumas; Manuel Fossie; Henry Frondorf; Brian Garry; Rodney Harris; Pastor Leslie Jones; Seth Maney; Dr. Kareem Moffett; Councilwoman Amy Murray; Jeff Pastor; Laure Quinlivan; Councilman Chris Seelbach; Councilman President Pro Tem; Yvette Simpson, Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld; and Tamie Sullivan.

Additionally, we would like to thank the 150 University of Cincinnati students who participated in NANA’s community clean up on October 14th. It was very heartening to see so many students working in partnership with NANA to make our neighborhood look better. I would like to thank Emily Harten for organizing the clean up activity.

I also would like to thank all of the NANA and NABA members who participated in the City of Cincinnati’s Community Engagement Session in support of the City of Cincinnati’s Reading Road RFP. It was very evident that you have a strong interest in the development of the vacant lot. The input that you provided during the engagement session and survey will be incorporated in a modification to the RFP. I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge Sarah Rich, Ian Smith, Tiffani N. Tribble, Nina and Michael Caporale and Maura Wolf for working very hard to ensure the success of the engagement session.

Finally, we hope to see you at our General Body Meeting on Tuesday, November 14th as Chara Fisher Jackson, the Executive Director of the Cincinnati Urban League and Thane Maynard, the Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo will be our guest speakers. We are encouraging you to bring your children to our meeting as a few zoo animals will be accompanying Thane to be part of a petting zoo activity at our meeting!

See you on November 14th and I wish you and your families a safe, memorable and enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday!

  Marvin Masterson 


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