Thursday, June 18, 2009

Elections - Statements from candidates

Dear Bryan Park Neighbors,

I would be proud to serve as the Bryan Park Neighborhood Association President for 2009-10. Stepping into this role is a natural extension of the community effort I enjoyed in the creation of our new blog ( over the course of the last year. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the members of the committee and look forward to the opportunity to build on our momentum. Our effort was a success, and recently won the 2009 Mayor's Excellence Award from Bloomington's Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development. Keeping in mind that we still need to serve our neighbors that do not have access to the Internet, the new blog is a wonderful tool for community-building. Looking forward, it could be opened up for new features or content (sustainability information? services directory?) by others in the neighborhood. I would see my role as president to help foster the group participation that will make the neighborhood association a vital resource for all our neighbors.


Mary Miller

Hello Neighbors,


Greetings. May all be well. First, I would like thank Marcus Reed for a very warm and kind nomination for the upcoming BPNA elections. After much contemplation and discussion with neighborhood friends, I have come to the conclusion that I would like to accept the nomination for President of the Bryan Park Neighborhood Association.

As a representative of one of Bloomington’s best (perhaps the best) neighborhood associations, I feel like I could do a good job in service. The safety, community and happiness of all the residents of the neighborhood would be my concern.

I have contacts at all levels of local government. In my daily work, I have regular interaction with various city officials and could happily conduct neighborhood business in those moments.

In all instances, my goal would be to foster greater community participation and connection amongst its residents; to preserve and enhance the quality of life of its citizenry; and to promote transparency and openness in all communications. With all these things, I would use the filter sustainability to aid my decision making.

I humbly ask for your support in the upcoming elections on June 23rd. Thank you.

Most Sincerely,

Joe Davis

1 comment:

Marcus Reed said...

From: Marcus Reed
Date: Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: nomination
To: Jan Sorby


I hereby nominate Joe Davis for President of the Bryan Park Neighborhood Association. He has a rare talent for active listening, bridge-building, and facilitating intentional communication even in the midst of conflict. He is deeply committed, not to consumerism and its bedfellow excessive development, but to quality of life at the most fundamental (and too often overlooked) levels. I have seen this manifested in his environmental stewardship, in how he centers his construction career on harmonizing humans with the rest of nature, and in his choice to live a simple, gentle life. I am honored to call Joe a friend, and I would be honored to call him my neighborhood association's president.

Thank You,

Marcus Reed