Category Archives: Meetings
That’s right—we can’t do this without you and the support of the community! At our January meeting, on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, TNA will hold an election for a new Board of Directors. To vote, and/or to be eligible for the Board, you simply need to be a current TNA member, and that’s just $5 per year.
The Trinidad Neighborhood Association is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is elected among the membership. Any member in good standing may be nominated and, if elected, serve as a member of the Board of Directors for a term of one year.
Board of Directors
Members of the Board of Directors are responsible for the general governance of TNA and to work towards the aim of developing, revising and executing a long-range strategic plan as well as annual goals and targets for TNA. Some board members may choose to serve as Officers. Officers of TNA and are elected among the members Board of Directors. Whether or not a Board member seeks an Officer position, all Board members are encouraged to take on projects towards improving the Trinidad Neighborhood. Each Board of Directors can determine the frequency of Board meetings. They’ve historically ranged from monthly to quarterly. It is expected that all Board members plan to attend, and fully participate in Board meetings. There can be up to 10 Members of the Board of Directors.
The Chairman is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association and is responsible to put into effect the decisions of the Board of Directors. The Chairman presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors. The Chairman has general supervision over the business and affairs of the Association, and executes all instruments requiring the signature of the Chairman; and performs all other such duties as are related to his or her office.
The Vice-Chairman advises and assists the Chairman and, in absence or disability of the Chairman, performs the duties and exercise the powers of that office.
The Secretary to the Association records all the proceedings of the meetings of the members or meetings of the Directors. He or she has custody of the seal of the Association, should one be created, and affixes the same to all instruments requiring it, when authorized by the Board of Directors, and attests the same.
The Treasurer has custody of all the funds and securities of the Association, and he or she keeps full and accurate account of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Association. He or she deposits all monies and other valuables in the name and to the credit of the Association in such depository or depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer disburses the funds of the Association as may be ordered by the Board of Directors, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements. The Treasurer reports the financial status of the Association to the Board, including the status of all balances and of any budget that may have been adopted by the Board.
So be sure to become a member and attend our upcoming meeting—we’ve got some great ideas in store for 2015! And don’t forget to share this information with your friends and neighbors.
Our next meeting is Tuesday April 22 at 7pm at the Trinidad Recreation Center (1350 Childress St NE). We’ll hear from Councilmember McDuffie and also discuss the DC zoning regulations review, including draft recommendations to be submitted by the Trinidad Neighborhood Association.
The District’s Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Department of General Services (DGS) are pleased to invite you to a meeting to discuss the renovation of the playground at Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress Street NE). The renovation is part of the Mayor’s Play DC initiative to provide children and adults with exciting, innovative, and inclusive play spaces.
The first phase of renovating a playground are planning and design. At this first community meeting, DPR and DGS will introduce the project and project team and solicit your feedback about your play space needs. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 7:00-8:30 pm at Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress Street NE.
For those unable to attend the meeting, we will also provide an online survey to solicit design ideas and input. You will be able to access the link through the project website: http://dpr.dc.gov/page/play-dc-trinidad-playground-renovation.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact DPR at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-673-7647.
KIPP DC’s Webb campus – also known as Northeast Academy – is opening a middle school in Summer 2014 and is enrolling 5th and 6th graders for the 2014-15 school year beginning December 16. Open houses coming up at 1375 Mount Olivet Road NE are:
December 17th – 5:30-6:30pm
January 21st – 5:30 – 6:30pm
February 11th – 5:30-6:30pm
Join Commissioner Tina Laskaris (ANC-5D06) for a Single Member District meeting on Monday, December 9, 2013, 6:30 pm at Joe Cole Rec Center.
Representatives from Higher Development Academy (HDA) will provide a presentation of their plans to establish a private school for adults at 1125 Neal St. NE, adjacent to Center City Charter School. Holy Name Catholic Church will lease the building to HDA.
The property was previously used as a child development center, and HDA is seeking a Special Exception from the Board of Zoning Adjustment to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy to use the building to work with adults rather than with children.
Join Commissioner Tina Laskaris (ANC-5D06) for a Single Member District meeting on Monday, November 18, 2013, 6:30 pm at Joe Cole Rec Center. The discussion will focus on the proposed Lock 7 development at the corner of Florida Ave. and Orren St. NE.
Second Public Meeting
When: Thursday, October 17, 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE – Jordan Student Academic Center (JSAC), Sprint Multipurpose Room (campus map)
Purpose of the Study
The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) has initiated a multimodal safety and planning study of Florida Avenue, NE. Focusing on the Florida Avenue corridor from New York Avenue to H Street/Benning Road (open a larger study area map here), the study will evaluate safety, streetscape, and operational enhancements to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists while ensuring all users have safe access within and through this important corridor.
A critical link in the District’s roadway network and part of a bourgeoning area of the city, Florida Avenue, NE is a complex corridor with multiple land uses, varying roadway conditions, and important transit connections. The corridor serves as the main street for the Gallaudet University campus and residents of Wards 5 and 6, as well as an increasingly popular regional destination following the development of Union Market and the NoMa business district. This study seeks to effectively balance the transportation needs of all users of the corridor.
DDOT is committed to ensuring that Florida Avenue, NE is a safe transportation corridor and wants to engage with those who live, work and recreate in the area. The study process will include three public meetings at key stages in the planning process, and all interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend. In addition, the public is encouraged to submit ideas and input regarding transportation improvements along Florida Avenue, using the online mapping and comment features on this web site. In addition, a Community Outreach Advisors group will be providing guidance to the DDOT team throughout the planning process.
Initial concepts and alternatives, as well as public meeting materials, will be posted on the study web site as the study progresses.
Additionally information will be posted at www.floridaavesafety.org.
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development invites you to learn more about the newly launched Great Streets Small Business Capital Improvement Grant for funding of up to $85,000. Learn about the program and the application process at one of the upcoming information sessions from 6:30PM-8PM.
BLADENSBURG ROAD NE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
MPD-5D Police Station
1805 Bladensburg Road NE
NORTH CAPITOL STREET NW & NE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
Kennedy Recreation Center
1401 7th St NW
Additional information can be found here [PDF].