Centennial Neighborhood Association Special Board MeetingIn Preparation for next week’s Special Board meeting, I have attached several documents for your review. Since board membership, board size and possible officer appointments will be at the core of next week’s agenda, it is important that we all understand CTNA’s structure and Bylaws. These Bylaws define our operating parameters. Joe LaGue, CTNA’s Secretary has added a “Sidebar” statement, of an explanatory nature, which is helpful when reviewing issues which will be discussed during our May 19 meeting.
CTNA looks forward to seeing (Zooming) as many of you as possible at this important meeting.
Please feel free to email CTNA if you have any questions prior to the meeting.
Thank you, Gary Dufault / President Centennial Neighborhood Association email@example.com Thursday, May 19, 2022 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Your Centennial Neighborhood Association (CTNA) wants you all to know about its upcoming Board meeting. We are extremely excited about the new year, for both its opportunities and challenges. CTNA was formed in late 2019 and represents neighborhoods on Boise’s most western edge, from Ustick to the south to Chinden, as our northernmost boundary, and Cloverdale to just past Eagle Road as it’s western boundary (see map link below). Although it’s been a difficult path these past two years with the Pandemic, CTNA certainly has accomplishments to be proud of, including our founding board member’s part in adding amenities to our beautiful Cottonwood Park in the Mahogany Park subdivision. We have several issues where our Neighborhood Association can make a significant difference, including transportation, housing, zoning, and neighborhood recreational facilities to name just a few.
Maintaining a community’s ties and structure during this pandemic has been difficult but establishing and growing Boise’s latest neighborhood association is well worth our efforts. CTNA encourages you to review the Energize Boise website link below and see that Neighborhood Associations are “where it’s happening” in Boise.
I attended last evenings WEST BENCH NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING Zoning Code Rewrite – Module 2 held at the Ustick and Cole Library.
The informational/questions meeting covered Module 2 of the City’s proposal to update and zoning code rewrite. The focus area discussed includes our Centennial Neighborhood on Boise’s westernmost edge. There were about 50 people in attendance including presenters. It was a very informative and at times eye opening presentation. A link to the PDF of the slide presentation is listed below.
There were many in attendance representing other Neighborhood Associations in our area. I would encourage you to personally attend either via Zoom or an in person meeting and upcoming events (see prior email and announcements).
Terms for our CTNA President, Matt Grimm and Kristin Grim, our Secretary, expired last October. They have continued in those roles pending this past week’s quarterly meeting, We want to thank them for their foresight and energy in establishing Boise’s newest neighborhood association. It was through their efforts and those of past Councilman TJ Tompson that facilities were added to Cottonwood Park. The association has also been able to foster better communication and problem solving during its first two years.
New Board member configuration is as follows:
Gary Dufault – President
Trent Holderness – Vice President
Joe Lague – Secretary
Gary Dufault – Acting Treasurer
The Board is excited to move forward into the new year; a year, hopefully, seeing life returning to a closer semblance of normalcy and an end to the pandemic.
This year, your Board will focus on Communication, what your neighborhood Association does, and challenges and opportunities we face together as a community. We are looking forward to your thoughts and participation at whatever level works for you.
Gary Dufault President Centennial Neighborhood Association
A good example of purpose for CTNA: Eagle Road comes to mind. One could say “A River Runs Through It”. Our neighborhoods are bisected by one of the busiest corridors in Idaho. How can we make it become all that it can be? There are many key stakeholders in our section of Hwy 55 as it courses from The City of Eagle south beyond I-84. Among these are the cities of Boise, Meridian and Eagle, Ada County Highway District, Idaho Transportation Department, major subdivisions, countless businesses, thousands of commuters and, of course, the members and constituency of the Centennial Neighborhood Association. CTNA gives us an opportunity to build consensus and bring a potent voice to the table. This example is figuratively representative of our many prospective purposes. We are asking you to become a contributor to our travels on the road ahead. Informative links:
The Neighborhood Data Almanac provides data snapshots about residents, households, and the built and natural environments for the geographic boundaries of each of Boise’s registered neighborhood associations. All of the data provided in the almanac serve as a touch-point for any individual interested in better understanding the general composition of each neighborhood and, by extension, helps the city and residents better address the needs of each neighborhood.