President’s Message – December 2014/January 2015

Dear neighbors,

Thank you to all of you who came out for the November General Meeting with City Manager Harry Black as our guest speaker. It was a terrific session for us to get better acquainted with our new City Manager and also an opportunity for him to hear from our neighborhood. Thank you also to Mr. Black for being available on this very rainy Veterans Day, which also was a public holiday.

As 2014 is approaching the end, we are happy to reflect on the year’s accomplishments related to improving quality of life in North Avondale. So timely, in November, it was announced that NANA and NABA, together, won the 1st prize for the “North Avondale Business District Beautification and Safety Enhancement Project” at the Keep Cincinnati Beautiful 2014 Clean & Beautiful Community Awards (See pictures on the next column). This is a great recognition reflecting all the neighborhood improvement projects completed this year along Reading Road.     A special thank you to the beautification committee, to all our volunteers and advisers, and for all the generous donations made to support the more significant projects like the Mural garden, the banners, and the Parks Flower Pot Program. Our business district along Reading Road had a significant facelift in 2014. The work will continue in 2015!

I would also like to extend a thank you for a great year to our City of Cincinnati partners, District 4 police force, and the firefighters of Company 9 & 32. We appreciate the partnership and all you do!

Our last General meeting in 2014 is December 9th, and we will welcome Vice Mayor Mann as our guest speaker. One of his many responsibilities is to chair the city’s Neighborhood Committee, so we are looking forward to hear from him about their current focus. We hope to see as many of you as possible in the NAM Cafetorium on Tuesday.

Finally on behalf of the NANA board and committee members, I wish you all the best for the holidays and a peaceful and prosperous 2015!

Hanne Loken Larsen

Editor’s note:

NANA Executive Meetings can be fun too! Thank you to our NANA President Hanne for hosting a holiday social after the December Executive Meeting   

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