This post originally ran in the September 2012 Cedar Park Neighbors newsletter. Didn't receive a newsletter? Consider becoming a member of Cedar Park Neighbors by clicking here. Hello All!
I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself as the new chair of CPN's Membership Committee! I am very happy to be taking on the job, and as a relative newcomer to the neighborhood I'm looking forward too getting to know even more of you. I also want to thank Laurie Friedman for her fantastic leadership while chairing the committee over the last several years!
Over the next year, the board of CPN will be making a big push to increase membership so that we can better serve the community. Between the long term city planning work being done through the Philadelphia 2035 project, the new changes to the city's zoning code as well as the general increase in real estate activity in our community, we have a unique opportunity to come together to shape the future of our vibrant neighborhood. CPN is consistently looked to as a voice for the residents of Cedar Park, and as such we believe that it's critical to increase both our numbers as well as the overall engagement of our members so that we can truly represent our community.
Our new table at the Baltimore Ave Dollar Stroll (where you can procure a membership for only one dollar!) has gone a long way towards helping us achieve this goal, and we have added 45 new members over the last month through this outreach! It's been a lot of fun to get to connect with so many new members in this way, and we are working to continue to be an even greater presence in the community over the next year.
For those new members who are receiving this newsletter for the first time, welcome, and thank you for your commitment! We encourage you (and older members alike!) to take some time to look over the CPN committee's and see how you might want to become even more involved in the organization.
Thanks again for the opportunity to serve our neighborhood in this way, and please email the membership committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns, thoughts or ideas that you have in terms of getting even more involved with CPN.
Warm regards, Marcus Presley