Steps Toward Change

Submitted by the Environment & Sustainability team, Tim Milburn and Jeanne Wells, here are some steps toward change that they shared at last month’s meeting:  Get involved with your community’s Go Green group or town’s environmental commission. FaceBook has a platform called Buy Nothing where neighbors give away or request items with no money exchanged.Continue reading “Steps Toward Change”

Save the Date ~ General Meeting ~ February 15, 2022

Save the date for our next General Meeting and these other AR events: February 15 – The Next Action Ridge General Meeting with Go Green and Green Drinks in-person & virtual.February 24 – Diversity Discussion GroupMarch 9 – General Meeting ENVIRNOMENT & SUSTAINABILITY Thank you Tim Milburn and Jeanne Wells for leading this effort to careContinue reading “Save the Date ~ General Meeting ~ February 15, 2022”

Meeting Minutes ~ January 12, 2002

Action Ridge General Meeting January 12, 2022 Meeting began at 7:00pm. All participants were virtual. Nan Parson acknowledged Action Ridge’s fifth anniversary this year and how much the group has accomplished. Currently, AR has more than 400 people on its email list and weekly emails are regularly opened by approximately 150. Reflections on 5th AnniversaryContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ January 12, 2002”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ Jan. 6, 2022

Date: January 6, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rosling, Kate Kerin, Karen Banks-Lubicz Agenda Items: Nan and Kristin met with Drew Awsumb, the new CP&D Director on Monday 10/11.  Drew told us that the Comprehensive Plan wasContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ Jan. 6, 2022”

Action Ridge Members Contribute to Glenstar Affordable Housing Win

Action Ridge members joined with a coalition of other affordable housing organizations and advocates to bring much needed affordable housing to Chicago’s Far NWS, and at the doorstep of Park Ridge, by supporting the Glenstar development at 8535 W. Higgins.  This building will include 59 units of affordable housing. And given the transit-oriented development’s proximityContinue reading “Action Ridge Members Contribute to Glenstar Affordable Housing Win”

Meeting Minutes ~ 12.8.21

Action Ridge General Meeting, December 8, 2021.  Meeting commenced at 7:15pm. Nan welcomed everyone and introduced Tim Milburn, who has signed on as the lead of the Environmental Committee. Tim invited input into what lens/focus Action Ridge wants with environmental initiatives. Nan responded that AR is looking for opportunities to take actions that have impact, but reinforcedContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ 12.8.21”

Meeting Minutes ~ 11.3.21

Action Ridge General Meeting November 3, 2021 Park Ridge Community Church and Zoom 7:00pm This meeting was filmed by a crew from WTTW that is profiling Nan Parson for an episode of a digital series called “First Hand” which documents current social concerns and local people who are addressing them. The episodes in production areContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ 11.3.21”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 10.7.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Marilyn Novak, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rosling Agenda Items: Nan and Kristin met with Claudia Hampel, new CP&D Coordinator, and Richard Peters, staff Planner.  They may both be working on the Comprehensive Plan when P&Z takes itContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 10.7.21”