Nan Parson Urges City Council to add Affordable Housing, DEI Training, Restorative Justice, and more, to the Park Ridge Strategic Plan

Letter to the City Council August 15, 2022 Dear Council Members, Commissioners and City Staff, thank you for reading this letter and including it in the city’s record.  My name is Nan Parson.  I have lived in Park Ridge for 52 years and am strongly invested in the well-being of my city.  I’m writing toContinue reading “Nan Parson Urges City Council to add Affordable Housing, DEI Training, Restorative Justice, and more, to the Park Ridge Strategic Plan”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ August 22, 2022

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Marilyn Novak, Jeanne Wells, Melani Kaplan, Beverly Copeland, Bob Burkhart, Mary Elsner There was a discussion about meeting with elected and appointed officials and what is allowable under the Open Meetings Act.  If one or two people meetContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ August 22, 2022”

Meeting Minutes ~ September 14, 2022

Meeting began at 7:00pm Nan welcomed the attendees and those bringing guests introduced their friends. Committee Updates Affordable Housing – Kristin Berg and Nan Parson Book Discussion Group – Karen Banks-Lubicz The group is reading The Overstory by Richard Powers for the next book discussion. Noreen Gayford suggested Gunfight by Ryan Busse for the followingContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ September 14, 2022”

Action Ridge and The League of Women Voters Team up to Promote the Vote!

9.8.22 – It’s worth a trip to the Park Ridge Library to see the awesome posters that Action Ridge created in cooperation with the League of Women Voters Park Ridge.  The display cases are located on the second floor around the corner from the Business Office.  The posters contain all the information one needs toContinue reading “Action Ridge and The League of Women Voters Team up to Promote the Vote!”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ July 11, 2022

Date: July 11, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:04pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Kathy Rosling, Marilyn Novak, Jeanne Wells City moving very slowly on Comp Plan and Housing Plan. City confirmed that the Community Survey is not related to the Comprehensive Plan.  Drew Awsumb said on 6/17Continue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ July 11, 2022”

Reproductive Rights Resources

Steaming mad about SCOTUS overturning Roe v Wade? The best first thing you can do is make an ongoing donation to a reputable organization on the front lines of this fight. Recurring donations help organizations reliably plan and budget. Donating to and spreading the word about organizations that help those seeking abortions do so safelyContinue reading “Reproductive Rights Resources”

Meeting Minutes ~ June 8, 2022

Action Ridge General MeetingJune 8, 2022 Meeting commenced at 7:00pm. Nan introduced Dr. Ben Collins. Featured Speaker: Dr. Ben Collins, Principal of Maine South High SchoolDr. Collins discussed the ways in which Maine South, along with the other Maine Township high schools have been working to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the school.The workContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ June 8, 2022”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ June 6, 2022

Date: June 6, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:04pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Kathy Rolsing, Karen Banks-Lubicz, Kate Kerin, Jeanne Wells, Melani Kaplan, Marilyn Novak Agenda Items: City moving slowly on Comp Plan and Housing Plan There is no new information on when the city will beginContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ June 6, 2022”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ May 12, 2022

Date: May 12, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Kathy Rosling, Karen Banks-Lubicz, Kate Kerin, Jen Panattoni We all introduced ourselves as we have a new member, Jen Panattoni.  She asked if we had language or talking points used to communicate with othersContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ May 12, 2022”

Meeting Minutes ~ May 11, 2022

Action Ridge General Meeting May 11, 2022 Meeting commenced at 7:00pm Nan welcomed everyone and thanked Scott Grau for figuring out an improved video setup. Viewing of Nan’s segment on Firsthand: Segregation. Discussion of Nan’s segment from the Firsthand discussion guide Question prompt: What are the factors that have created segregation in Park Ridge? CommentsContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ May 11, 2022”