Are YOU interested in serving your community as a member of the board of Cedar Park Neighbors (CPN)?
Are you a renter, homeowner or business owner? Are you a long-time resident or a recent transplant? People of color, women, men, trans and gender non-conforming people, queer people, people with disabilities, elders and young people are encouraged to run. If you live or work in Cedar Park and are dedicated to improving our community, please participate in your neighborhood board!
We’re looking for a few new members of the Board for two-year terms that start on June 1, 2017.
If you’re interested, please email David Hincher by Friday, March 10.
And please join us for elections at our annual meeting on Monday, April 17th at 7pm at the Calvary Center at 48th & Baltimore. (More details to come…)
Responsibilities of Cedar Park Neighbors Board Members
Cedar Park Neighbors is the recognized community organization for the Cedar Park neighborhood. As representatives of the community and the organization, CPN Board Members behave in a responsible, accountable organization, promoting the general welfare of the community. The basic responsibilities of a CPN Board Member are:
- Participate in monthly two-hour CPN Board Meetings (usually held the 3rd Mondays of the month from 7:00-9:00pm at the Calvary Center at 48th & Baltimore.)
- Join a Committee (Scholarship, Zoning, Holiday Basket, Jazz, Development Impact, Block Organizing, Membership, or start one that you feel is needed!)
- Encourage neighbors and friends to join CPN and participate in CPN activities
- Maintain your membership
Please note that in order to stand for election as a CPN board member or to vote in the elections, you need to be a current CPN member. You can join (or rejoin) CPN by going to the following.
Dear Friends and Neighbors of Cedar Park,
Once again, Cedar Park Neighbors, in cooperation with area churches and other nonprofit organizations, will prepare and distribute food baskets for those in need during the holiday season.
In 2015, we were able to reach 130 families (over 550 people). As a continuation of this successful event, we need your financial help and support! Please click here for our donation campaign page on MemberPlanet.
Please consider a suggested donation in the amount of $36. Support at this amount will help us feed two families and foster our commitment to “neighbors helping neighbors.” For your convenience, we have also included payment options to join or renew annual membership with Cedar Park Neighbors as well as an “any amount” option.
We will be packing and distributing the baskets on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 8:30am -10:30am at Renewal Presbyterian Church, located on the corner of 47th and Cedar Ave. All volunteers are most welcome! Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions. We thank you in advance for your support!
If you are interested in donating bulk items, please contact Michelle Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Lewis and Beverly Rouse
Cedar Park Neighbors is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-exempt to the extent permitted under law.
We hosted a community meeting on Wednesday, June 8 regarding The Bar(n) (located at 4901 Catherine Street) request for an outdoor seating permit. Below is our official letter to the City is support of a temporary 3 month outdoor seating permit. Below is a link to the full 8 page letter.
David Hincher, President Cedar Park Neighbors
CPN Zoning letter regarding Bar(n) outdoor seating
Click here to purchase tickets or sponsor our fundraiser.
2015 Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship Fund Recipients with CPN Scholarship Committee Members
Each year, Cedar Park Neighbors is proud to award several scholarships to neighborhood students to help pay for college expenses.
Complete applications packs must be received at email@example.com by June 15, 2016 to be considered. Only students living within Cedar Park are eligible to apply. Not sure if you live within our boundaries? Click here for a map. Awards in the past ranged from $650 to $1,300 so don’t miss your opportunity!
If you are a new applicant, download the 2016 application by clicking here.
If you have received a scholarship in the past and are re-applying for the new year, down the 2016 renewal application by clicking here.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
56th Annual Meeting & Board Elections
This Monday, April 18th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm (Facebook Event Page)
Calvary Community Center at 48th & Baltimore
Come hear reports on CPN’s activities and vote for next year’s officers and board members. Representatives from CPN’s committees on Zoning, Jazz, Scholarships, Holiday Baskets, and the Park will be available to talk about CPN’s work in these areas.
In addition, we’ll be holding a lightning round update of lots of cool things in and around our neighborhood. Come hear five-minute presentations from:
- Ryan Kuck, Greensgrow West, talking about this summer’s expansion plans
- Akeem Dixon, 52nd Street Commercial Corridor Manager, discussing recent developments to West Philly’s Main Street.
- Jeff Wicklund, Enterprise Center, providing an update on the Common Table and the Culinary Center at 48th & Spruce
- Kittson O’Neill, Shakespeare in Clark Park, previewing this summer’s presentation of The Two Gentlemen of Verona
- Meg Ferrigno, Ahimsa House, with an update of Ahimsa House’s programs and activities
- Judy Lamirand (or designee), Baltimore Avenue Business Association, about the latest on Baltimore Avenue
- Julie Scott with an update on the beautiful new Lea Elementary School playground project.
- Abby Sullivan, Phila Water Department, on new streetscape improvements coming soon in our neighborhood
- Nate Hommel, University City District, on coming improvements to Cedar Park and 40th Street Portal
If you’re looking for a way to get more involved in our neighborhood or simply have a question about what’s going on in our community, come to this very important meeting. See you there!
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