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National Night Out

National Night Out (NNO) is Tuesday, August 1, and we are helping host two different block parties to promote NNO’s stated mission of promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Feel free to stop by either of these neighborhood events for food, beverages, and family fun.

Centenary Church Parking Lot6-9pm
Printer’s Lofts Parking Lot6-10pm

Good Neighbor Agreement for Downtown

After many months of work and community input, we have developed a template for a Good Neighbor Agreement to be used with any new businesses seeking a liquor license in the boundaries of DNA. This agreement outlines things the neighborhood association will do to help the business succeed as well as things the business will do to help the neighborhood succeed. Similar agreements have been used around our city, and we hope this will foster a collaborative environment to keep improving our wonderful community.

You can view the agreement here.

Neighborhood Happy Hour at MX Movies Lounge

Join us for this month’s neighborhood happy hour at MX Movies Lounge (618 Washington Ave., 63101) on Thursday, July 27 from 5:30-8pm.

These events are a great way to connect with your neighbors and support our community’s businesses.

We hope to see you there!

Click here to view the Facebook event page.

Parks Improvement Meeting

We are holding a public meeting on Monday, July 17 at 6pm in the Training Room (2nd floor) of the Downtown Central Library to learn from the community what kind of parks improvements they wish to see in the the following parks: Kaufman Park, Eternal Flame Park, Memorial Plaza, Aloe Plaza, and the unnamed parks in the Gateway Mall.

Your feedback will be compiled, summarized, and provided to the city and potential funders for implementaiton.

There is also an online form here for you to share your feedback in case you cannot attend the meeting.

Click here to view the Facebook event page.

Proposed Changes to DNA Bylaws

Below is a summary of the proposed changes to the DNA Bylaws that will be voted on during the next town hall meeting on Monday, September 11 at 6pm in the auditorium of the Downtown Central Library. These changes were proposed to increase our board’s capacity to undertake the work of the association and to better reflect the makeup of our membership by guaranteeing resident member and small business member seats.

  • Adding 2 seats to the board
    • Brings total to 9 from its current total of 7
  • Designating 7 of 9 seats to be resident members
    • 6 seats will be 2-year terms with 3 up for election every year
    • 1 seat will continue to be a 1-year term up for election every year
  • Designating 2 of 9 seats to be small businesses members
    • Elected every year to 1-year terms
  • Resident members may only vote for resident member seats and small business members may only vote for small business member seats
    • If you are a dual member (resident and small business), then you may only vote as a resident member or small business member – not both
      • Dual members will choose which seats they wish to vote for when they choose their ballot before the election at the annual town hall meeting each January (resident ballot or small business ballot)
    • Adding a paragraph referencing a document that outlines board member duties and expectations and that the board has the option to remove a board member for noncompliance with the duties and expectations listed in the document by a 2/3 vote

Click here to view the exact language of the proposal.

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