Central Gardens Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting brings neighborhood residents together at Grace-St. Luke's Anchor Center to enjoy refreshments and presentations by a guest speaker and members of the Central Gardens Association Board of Directors. This meeting offers information to residents as well as a forum for questions of interest to the community. This meeting is open to everyone in the neighborhood. Most importantly, the meeting provides an opportunity for neighbors to engage with each other with refreshment and door prizes!

The Central Gardens Association held their Annual Meeting on May 8, 2017 at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School. Members of the Board, members of the Central Gardens Associations, and representatives of groups that support our neighborhood, like Memphis Heritage and the Memphis Room, met for an update of what’s been happening and what to expect in the year ahead.

Outgoing President Barbara Sysak provided an overview of the Strategic Plan that was created last year based on feedback from neighborhood listening sessions. The plan called for the Board to streamline its efforts, and focus on the three key pillars that the neighborhood felt were the most important – Community Building, Midtown Relationships, and Green Spaces and Infrastructure. Volunteers from all three pillars were thanked for their contributions on a variety of projects, ranging from the annual wreath hanging, 4th of July Parade, as well as the committees for Landmarks, Arboretum, Sidewalks, Block Parties, Home Tour, Annual Meeting and Public School Relationships.

One of the most ambitious projects has been the Sidewalk project. A group of ten volunteers helped identify the extent of Central Gardens sidewalks in disrepair. Next steps include working to educate neighbors on options for repair, and identify potential funding opportunities. 

Congressman Steve Cohen was the keynote speaker, and discussed a variety of issues, from the housing market to the budget, and what the Trump presidency could mean for residents of Memphis.  Kathy Ferguson, the new President of the Central Gardens Association, spoke briefly about some of her goals for the year ahead, including updating of Bylaws and the Architectural Guidelines, which have not been updated in 25 years.

Click here to watch a video of the meeting on facebook.


Click here for a full copy of the 2016-17 CGA Annual Report. 

Thank you to the 2017 sponsors:

•Grace-St. Luke’s School •Catering to You •Joe’s Wine & Liquor • Renasant Bank

 

 

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