OCTOBER'S GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE: Kathy Bell, Member of Planning Department for the City of Bellingham. Kathy will give us an update on city planning and what we can expect, as it applies to Bellingham and the Cordata Neighborhood. Also, speaking will be our new Community Police Officer Joshua McKissick. Joshua will let us know what is happening in our Cordata Neighborhood. You won't want to miss hearing what Kathy and Joshua have to say!
YOUR CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION IS WORKING HARD FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Since our September meeting the CNA's Board of directors has met on two occassions establishing a new Ad Hoc Committee, called "The Cordata Neighborhood Oversight Committee." This committe is chaired by Kate McDonald. It was formed as an oversight committee to oversee activites planned and approved by the City of Bellingham and to assure that the Cordata neighborhood is heard in these matters that affect it and our quality of life, in addition to any other matters of importance to our neighborhood. Already, Kate has established meetings and dialogue with many of the city leaders, and is planning on meeting with the two mayoral candidates and setting up dialogue with them. This is yet another example of your neighborhood association working for all of us and assuring our voices will be heard. Watch this newletter and also on our Cordata Neighborhood Association's Facebook Page for future announcements.
MEMBERS OF THE CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President, Ralph Myers, Vice President, Bev Jacobs, Secretary, Cam Kerst, Treasurer, Dan Norvelle, Executive Director Julianna Royal Guy, Directors at large, Monica Aebly, Peter Besenovsky, Mike Brunt, Gordon Durham, Marisa Ellis, Jasmina Fast, Paul Kratzig, Pat Lynman. If you would like to get in touch with any of the members of the board, you can do so by calling (360) 738-8466, or (360)306-8494
A REPORT ON THE CORDATA COMMUNITY GARDEN
As Fall begins, the Gardening season is at its end. However, garden activity and planning hasn't stopped. One thing that is in the works is the addition of 7 more garden plots for next year's gardening season. More information will be forthcoming in this newsletter and our Facebook Page. We had a very successful garden season this year and a substantial amount of produce was donated to the food bank.