EWANA Fall General Meeting Nov. 11th, 6-8pm

11 Oct

Tuesday, November 11 at Hall Fletcher Elementary Little Auditorium

This is East West Asheville Neighborhood Association’s 2nd annual business meeting. We will have two vacancies on the EWANA board to fill, updates to our bylaws, and committee formation and assignments.

Board members serve up to two 2-year terms. Current bylaws are here. Updates will be posted before the meeting.

We will have updates and seek input on a first-of-its-kind community art project happening in East West Asheville, plus updates on our work on the New Belgium Truck Route, greenway and traffic calming progress, and more.

In our second year as an organized neighborhood EWANA has:

  1. Seen the construction of the bike lane on Haywood Road we negotiated with the city in 2013, with sidewalk construction beginning in early 2015
  2. Made progress on the New Belgium truck issue
  3. Successfully advocated to minimize New Belgium construction traffic on Haywood Road
  4. Been approved for traffic calming speed humps on Riverview Drive, with construction expected in October
  5. Organized a unique community art project, to be announced at this meeting
  6. Successfully advocated for a greenway on the Duke Energy property between the dog park and Haywood Road. All 48 acres of the land were donated to the city of Asheville, with construction to begin in 2015
  7. Coordinated neighborhood-watch forming meetings
  8. Hosted a meeting with NC Dept. of Transportation attended by many neighbors affected by the proposed I-26 expansion
  9. Represented the diverse viewpoints of the neighborhood with a survey on short-term rental opinions at the Planning & Zoning Commission
  10. Applied for East West Asheville to adopt East-West of Haywood Rd and Hanover St. through the DOT Adopt-a-Highway program
  11. Raised $250 for Children First at their “Are You Smarter Than an Elementary Student?” fundraiser
  12. Connected another 200-plus community members through Facebook page and email list
  13. Hosted second annual neighborhood picnic with more than 60 neighbors attending
  14. Joined the Coalition of Asheville neighborhoods, and carried East West Asheville’s concerns to the city’s Neighborhood Advisory Council

It’s been a busy year and we have more to come. Please join in participating in the good stuff happening here and thanking our departing board members for their work. Please come prepared to volunteer, especially neighbors in the Westwood or State St./Hanover areas! We need your representation! Thanks.


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East West on NextDoor: https://eastwestasheville.nextdoor.com/search

East West mailing list: https://eastwestasheville.wordpress.com/contact/


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