From PHNA President Tania Banak:

Hello neighbors in the Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association,

As this organization’s new president, I’m hoping to bring our community together. We’re very diverse, and that is a good thing. We’re also experiencing some growing pains, and I have some ideas on how we might address some of those issues.

Perhaps you do, too? Or perhaps you’d like to know more?

If so, please join me in a Neighborhood Association brainstorming meeting, to prioritize what direction/s we move in.

We will meet on Thurs. 8/13, 6:30 pm at the West Police District, 1710 McKenna Blvd.

Some initial discussion ideas:

  • What are our community standards? (behavior, respect, etc)
  • How can we best share these expectations with community residents?
  • What are some activities that might bring the community together?

Hope you can join us!

Some additional opportunities to get involved include:

SW Alliance of Neighborhoods (SWANS), Wed. 8/26, 7 pm, at Falk Elementary School, 6323 Woodington Way (a coalition of area neighborhoods whose goal is to improve quality of life in our area)
Families & Communities United is planning a huge community event at Elver Park on Sat. 8/29 designed to build community and bring resources to low-income families in the area. Please mark your calendar to attend. Better yet, if you can volunteer to help, please contact Shamawyah Curtis at myacurtis25@yahoo.com or call Dawn Knudtson (608-622-0887) or Shaneka Davis (608-217-3879). We need lots of volunteers!

Interested in Madison ’s budget? The mayor is holding public hearings on this topic (or you can email him if you can’t attend):

Wed, 8/5, 6-8 pm, Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St .
Tues, 8/11, 6-8 pm, East District Police Station, 809 S. Thompson Dr .
Mon, 8/17, 6-8 pm, Alicia Ashman Branch Library, 733 North High Point Rd.
Citizens unable to attend any of the Mayor’s budget meetings can also send their ideas and comments by email, mayor@cityofmadison.com Let the mayor know what services are most important to you.

Finally, there will be an open discussion of racial issues, tentatively scheduled for 8/10.

I’m looking forward to working with all of you! Thanks for your interest in our community!

Tania Banak

Prairie Hills Neighborhood Assn. president

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