We would like to formally introduce our committee, the Preserve Arlington Park Neighborhood Committee (PAP), and share with you what we are up to! Our current committee members are: Rob Grant, spokesperson, Virginia Hoffman, Flo Entler, Chet Pletzke, Rachael Wilson, Nathan Wilson, Lorrie Muldowney, John Hanlon and Mary Boutieller.
The mission statement for PAP is: “To preserve the quality of life and beauty of the Arlington Park neighborhood, while fostering a strong sense of community where everyone’s input is valued, appreciated and desired. We will do this by staying informed, sharing information, promoting community involvement, and keeping the best interests of the residents at the forefront.”
PAP was started by a small group of concerned neighbors in response to the proposed apartment complex, Arlington Commons. Many of you may remember the “No High Density” signs that blanketed our neighborhood!
With your help, and over 900 petition signatures, we succeeded in stopping the proposed project, at least for now. As a committee, it is our goal to stay informed about potential developments that might impact our neighborhood, and work with residents, the city and other stakeholders to ensure that we have a say in what happens to our beautiful neighborhood.
What is the difference between Arlington Park Neighborhood Association (APNA) and Preserve Arlington Park (PAP) ?
APNA is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with an elected board that conducts fundraising activities and holds regular meetings to support its mission. PAP is an ad hoc committee of long-time residents that work on a grass roots level to monitor neighborhood developments and share information with residents. PAP members regularly attend – and when necessary speak – at city commission meetings, advisory board meetings and sometimes work in affiliation with other groups.