Sunday, January 23, 2011

Join the Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation Board and Help Plan the Neighborhood

The Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation (CNRC) is seeking nominations for new board members. The CNRC was formed to implement several key areas of the Chestnut Neighborhood Plan completed in the late 1990s. Our primary focus is on creating and sustaining affordable housing. We have built several single family homes, and just completed a 22-unit senior affordable housing project (corner of MLK and EM Franklin). We are now focused on our next projects, and hope to have a strategic planning retreat in March to develop a clear focus for our 2011-2012 plan of work.

CNRC meets once per month (3rd Tuesday of every month from 6-7pm), and then have subcommittees who meet outside the regular board meetings to focus on specific initiatives such as land aquisition, small business creation, and fundraising. We have one staff person who we contract with, but we rely heavily on board participation. We have three positions open on our board, and are seeking individuals who want to make an impact on the Chestnut neighborhood. If you are looking to just show up once a month and put this on your resume...then this opportunity is not for you. If you are looking to be active and impactful, engage others in the neighborhood, and bring your creative ideas then we want to hear from you.

We also need to have a diverse board of residents and business owners, consisting of varying ethnic backgrounds and income levels. If you are interested or know someone who is, please send an email stating your interests and qualifications/backgroun to the CNRC board President, Sean Garretson at sean [@] pegasusplanning.com


Please submit your interests by February 4, 2011 and mark your calendar to attend our next board meeting on February 15th.

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