Thanks to All for a Great Annual Meeting!

Hello Neighbors!

LWNA was proud to see so many of you, as well as our esteemed guests (including folks from Ladera Heights), at our Annual meeting on September 15th. We had a good turnout and lively discussions!

Some of the highlights included:

Informative and spirited discussions with State Representative Antonio “Moe” Maestas and State Senator Jacob Candelaria about issues of concern to our members; a presentation from Brad Malone, Voter Outreach Coordinator; and crime prevention tips and Q&A with Pete Gelabert, APD Crime Specialist.  Elaine Romero, Policy Analyst for City Councilor Ken Sanchez, filled us in on the latest landscaping, stop-light and sign projects in our neighborhood:

 

Two new members, Connie Gilman and Catherine Garcia, were voted onto the board of LWNA and Steve Collins and Shariesse McCannon were re-elected for another term.  Along with mid-term member Karen Buccola, these folks make up your 2016-2017 board.

And, most importantly, neighbors got to mingle and meet (and eat), talk to their representatives, express their concerns and share their suggestions. Overall, it was a great event and we were so glad to see you there!!! THANK YOU!

LWNA Annual Meeting Agenda (Sept. 15)

Dear Neighbors,

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the annual meeting!  Please help us spread the word to your neighbors as well.

We are still in need of a few folks willing to become board members – if you are interested or just curious, post a comment or send an email and we’ll be happy to give you the 4-1-1. It’s only the energy of volunteers that keeps Ladera West Neighborhood Association going!

Here’s the Agenda for the Annual Meeting: Sept. 15, 2016, Ladera Golf Course, 6:30 p.m:

AGENDA

Meet and Greet (snacks and beverages provided)

6:30: Call meeting to order

  • Welcome and overview of the past year – Hope Eckert
  • Distribution/Summary/Acceptance of the minutes – Steve Collins
  • Treasurer’s Report – Shariesse McCannon
  • Election of Board Members
    • OPEN POSITION 1
    • OPEN POSITION 2
    • Shariesse McCannon – Reelection
    • Steve Collins – Reelection

Presenters:

7:00: Pete Gelabert, APD Crime Prevention Specialist and Northwest Area Commander John Sullivan

7:10: Brad Malone – Bernalillo County Voter Outreach Coordinator

7:20: City Councilor Ken Sanchez and Policy Analyst Elaine Romero

7:30 Representative Antonio “Moe” Maestas

7:40: State Senator Jacob Candelaria

Adjourn

Annual Meeting and Board Elections (Sept. 15)

Hello Neighbors!

Our annual meeting is just around the corner and it promises to be another lively and educational forum.  Come join us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th at 6:30 at the Ladera Golf Course banquet room.  This is a great event for meeting your neighbors and getting updates from – and having the ear of – your local officials.  This year’s agenda includes our City Counselor Ken Sanchez (and his amazing Policy Analyst Elaine Romero); Brad Malone, Voter Outreach Coordinator for the City (need to register?  want to work the polls?); Pete Gelabert, APD Crime Prevention Specialist  (you’ve been meaning to start a neighborhood watch….) and more to come.  We would be grateful if you would spread the word to any neighbors you may know!

In addition to information and conversations with our officials, it’s time to elect your board!   This year’s positions are as follows:

Board position – vacant – open for election

Hope Eckert – up for reelection

Shariesse McCannon – up for reelection

Steve Collins – up for reelection

Karren Buccola – middle of term/no election

If you’d like more information on what it takes to be a board member or you’re interested in running, please let us know.   We’ll be positing a more detailed agenda closer to the meeting.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

The State of the Neighborhood

Happy New Year Neighbors!

We hope you and yours enjoyed warm and wonderful holidays.  As we look forward to the year ahead, we thought we would take a little time to reflect on what we as a neighborhood accomplished in 2015.

There were some big events in our neighborhood which wouldn’t have been possible without your support:

And, perhaps more quietly in the background, your LWNA Board and your neighbors were busy:

  • Attending Westside community meetings and events to represent and advocate for Ladera West, including the Walmart Market facilitated planning meetings, Westside Day at the Roundhouse, the monthly West Side Coalition meetings and the APD Northwest Area Command Appreciation BBQ.
  • Making calls, sending e-mails and talking face-to-face with City personnel to get broken street lights fixed, garbage removed from Ladera Golf Course, open space fences repaired/replaced and the arroyo at Ronda De Lechusas and Bob McCannon Parkway (formerly Ouray) cleaned up.  Did you know that the 3-1-1 homeless program participated in that cleanup?!
  • Creating a “handy person” list for the neighborhood.
  • Writing and hand-delivering over 1,000 LWNA Newsletters twice over the past year! (as well as maintaining and constantly updating this website)
  • Keeping each other posted on safety issues and lending each other a helping hand through the nextdoor.com website as well as just getting out and cleaning up our yards and the neighborhood on a daily basis – THANK YOU!!!

As we look forward to the year ahead, we’d like to ask you for your help.  As our Association takes on more projects and more means of communication (this website, the newsletters, constantly updated marquees), we could really use a few more sets of hands (there are 5 board members).  If you’d be willing to help distribute the next Newsletter, coordinate or participate in neighborhood events (such as starting a neighborhood watch or helping with the Great American cleanup), or just have a good idea to share, please fill out the form below.

Looking forward to a great year!!!

 

 

Save the Date! LWNA Annual Meeting Tues. Sept. 22

Hello Neighbors!

Can you believe that this time last year we didn’t have this website?  Well, since last year’s annual meeting we started this website, cleaned the neighborhood, tried to positively influence the new Walmart development, wrote and distributed a neighborhood newsletter, sponsored neighborhood-wide yard sales and more!   We really appreciate those of you that have joined the Association, checked out the website, came to the Great American Cleanup (and have and continue to pick up trash in the neighborhood any ‘ol time) and many other small acts that make a positive difference.  We’d like to ask one more thing of you….

PLEASE come to the Ladera West Neighborhood Association’s Annual Meeting, being held on Tuesday, September 22 from 6:30 – 8:00 at the Ladera Golf Course meeting room.   We all know how hard it is to find time for a meeting after a busy day of work and family, but we’re hoping you will find it worthwhile.  We’re planning on a nice meet-and-greet to start, where you can meet your neighbors and the Board while enjoying some snacks and drinks.  We are going to have a couple of short presentations about things you may find helpful (did you know 3-1-1/the City can get your large trash hauled off without you having to drive it to the dump?). We’ll end with a quick annual meeting and a chance for you to voice your concerns and share creative ideas for how to improve the neighborhood.   Even if all the time you have in the year is this 1.5 hours, we would love to meet you and want to hear from you!

Stay tuned for more details to come….