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Downtown Neighborhoods Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monthly Meeting
June 6, 2018
 

The June 2018 meeting of the Downtown Neighborhoods Association was held at the Friends Meeting House, pursuant to prior approval.

 

Brian Reilly called the meeting to order at 6:50 p.m. Board members in attendance: Alice Bergman, David McCain, Brian Reilly, Russell Janis and Daniel Gutierrez. Six board members were absent. Eight other neighbors and guest speakers attended. Sign-in sheets are on file.

 

The board currently has eleven members after the resignation of Rowan Wymark. With only five board members in attendance, there was no quorum present at 6:50 and no quorum for the rest of the meeting. So no votes could be taken. There was a consensus to proceed with presentations and discussions.

 

Introductions were made.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

            Meggan Gomez (242-9267, meggan@workingclassroom.org) described the 20 murals that Working Classroom has painted over the 30-year history of the organization. This summer the organization will do three murals representing those thirty years. One of the murals will be at Lew Wallace Elementary School. Meggan said the budget for the three murals is $30,000, and $15,000 has been raised so far. She solicited ideas for mural content. She did not make a formal request for a contribution from DNA but may do so in the future.

 

Julianna Kirwin (juliannakirwin@gmail.com) described the recently installed banners on Mountain Road lampposts between 5th Street and 12th Street. They were created and installed with funding from multiple sources, including major support from the Wells Park Neighborhood Association. Some time in the next year the banners will be taken down, a task that will cost $1153.74. Julianna asked for DNA support for the “de-installation”.

 

  1. P. Eaglin (jp@muralfest.com; 310-497-1153; www.muralfest.com) described plans for the second Mural Fest, to be conducted from September 22, 2018 through October 12, 2018. The 35 murals will be painted in a large area including DNA, Old Town, Wells Park, East Downtown, Barelas, South Broadway and east to Girard Street. He described the marketing of the project and the positive impact on businesses in the area. He may solicit a contribution from DNA.

 

Alice Bergman gave the police report.

 

COMMITTEES

           

            Alice Bergman gave a debrief of the 2018 tour. There were 753 attendees. The gross revenue was $13,827. There were 120 surveys given out. Fifty-five people responded. Most responses were positive. The main negative response was that the trolley should stay in operation for a longer period. The tour committee will produce a written schedule of tasks, deadlines and contacts as a guide for the 2020 tour.

 

Brian Reilly handed out a draft flier from the Projects Committee, jointly drafted by Brian and Minerva Camp. The draft suggests about twenty proposals for events or projects. It also announces that neighbors are encouraged to bring ideas to our July meeting, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, July 11 at the Friends Meeting House. (The flier is attached.)

 

Brian will send the board an email describing his experiences with mural projects in the past.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20.

 

Respectfully submitted,

David McCain

Secretary