Have you been looking for just the right opportunity to dip your toes into the pool of neighborhood activism? To test the waters of community volunteer-itude? To swim in the pool of civic do-goodery?
Friends and neighbors: Have we got the opportunity for you!
How about throwing your rubber ducky into the pond to become a Neighborhood Planning Unit-N alternate representative? Getting involved in our NPU — a multi-neighborhood, city-chartered organization that has a say on a wide variety of planning issues and events — is an excellent way to learn how the city works from a grassroots perspective ... and frankly to make a difference.
CPNO can appoint up to five alternates to NPU-N to support our lead rep, Amy Stout. The basics of serving as an alternate don't take much time -- all you're really expected is to do is fill in very occasionally for Amy if she can't make a meeting. And if there are five alternates, filling in just ain't gonna be a big deal.
But we do hope to attract folks to these positions who are genuinely interested in making in difference for Candler Park. It certainly will motivate you to learn a little bit more about the system and specific issues. And it should give you a better idea of effective ways to push a project or two that you really care about.
If you’re interested in serving as an alternate, please send an email by clicking here. It would help if you'd tell us how you’d like to be involved in making Candler Park a better place. Examples might include “improving our parks and public spaces,” “solving transportation issues,” “making CP safer,” “fundraising,” or “putting on great events.” We want this NPU alt position to serve as your gateway drug to neighborhood activism.