President's Letter, February 2016

Greetings neighbors and friends:

It is my pleasure to serve as your president for 2016.  I joined the board just over a year ago and have been working as secretary until recently. Many thanks and well wishes for those board members who completed their terms in 2015 and hallelujahs for the new and returning board members who are currently serving!

It is my love of the neighborhood that initially motivated me to serve on the board. The Museum District is such a fabulous place to live and I am compelled to do my part to contribute to it’s success as a community. Once I became a member of the board, I was seriously impressed by the commitment of each board member to our community.  As President Elect it was my duty to ensure each position was filled for the coming year.  As I began to reach out to people, I was blown away by the enthusiasm to serve that I found in my fellow neighbors. I have always believed that as a leader, one should never ask another person to do anything they are not willing to try themselves. I am surrounded by leaders who share this ideology and passion.  It’s going to be a great year in the Museum District.

We will be conducting business in our regular fashion by holding monthly board meetings and special events such as our town hall meeting, Spring Fling, Summer Picnic, National Night Out, and our Annual Meeting. In addition to navigating issues that arise around us in the city, we have some defined goals for 2016: Improvements to the median of Roseneath, bannersthroughout the neighborhood, maintenance of the roundabouts on Floyd, repair and replacement of street signs, monitoring and contributing as needed to the progress of the Bus Rapid Transit system, and our annual Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour. We depend on membership dues and the house tour to drive each of these maintenance needs and improvements in the neighborhood. We are all ambassadors for the historic community in which we live. Let’s keep it beautiful, and vibrant, and safe. Be sure to join the Museum District Association and participate in our events, especially the House Tour!

Additionally, If you are motivated or inspired to be part of our team, reach out to me or any other board member, at any time. We value your input and ideas so don’t be a stranger.  I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know more of you throughout the year.

Best wishes for a healthy and happy new year!

Margaret A Powers