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”

General Meeting ~ May 11, 2022

On May 11th, at 7:00, both in-person and virtually, Action Ridge will present three stories taken from the PBS documentary series, First-Hand.  One of the stories was told by Nan Parson, co-founder of Action Ridge.  In the video she talks about segregation and ways to mitigate it, using Park Ridge as an example of aContinue reading “General Meeting ~ May 11, 2022”

Meeting Mintues & Folded Map Project ~ March 9, 2022

Minutes below. First, Action Ridge is grateful to be included in the Folded Map Project during which we will visit our “twin community,” Blue Island.  If you were unable to take part in our March 9th meeting, where we introduced the project and formulated groups to visit Blue Island, please take a look at the attached minutesContinue reading “Meeting Mintues & Folded Map Project ~ March 9, 2022”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ Feb. 10, 2022

Date: February 10, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Chris Parson, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rosling, Kate Kerin, Karen Banks-Lubicz, Marilyn Novak Agenda Items: Nan and Kristin attended the Justice Project Roundtable meeting held 2/6. It was a well-attended virtual meeting ofContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ Feb. 10, 2022”

AR Joins Go Green & Green Drinks February 15th to Learn About Clean Energy

Clean Energy: Unscrambling the Alphabet Soup of Acronyms and PoliciesTuesday, February 15Program starts at 7:00pm*Hybrid Meeting: Sweet & Tart Party Room 112 S. Prospect, Park Ridge-or-Zoom link Join us in person or from home as we continue to navigate the pandemic. Sweet & Tart’s party room holds 49 people so there is plenty of room to spread out. ProofContinue reading “AR Joins Go Green & Green Drinks February 15th to Learn About Clean Energy”

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”

Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.2.21

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Kristin and Nan thanked those that signed the public comment drafted by Nan Parson and submitted to  City Council calling for inclusion, respect, and equity .  There were over 130 signatures gathered in just a few days.  Kristin and Nan met with newContinue reading “Affordable Housing Committee Meeting Minutes ~ 6.2.21”

Meeting Minutes & Recording ~ 6.10.21

Link to Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TAVCvUEg14 General Announcements Catherine Inserra shared her Peace Crane project. People can pick up kits with materials and instructions to make cranes at the Park Ridge Public Library. Promotes literacy and peace – “Peace Takes Flight” is the theme. The finished cranes will be an art installation in the children’s department ofContinue reading “Meeting Minutes & Recording ~ 6.10.21”