CPNA hosts commissioner candidates, home tours

By Mary Travis, CPNA vice president

No meeting in July

The College Park Neighborhood Association will not meet in July. The next meeting will be August 7, 2017. Meanwhile, the CPNA board and general members will be busy planning upcoming fall events.

Keep an eye on our page at Facebook.com/OrlandoCPNA and Nextdoor for notices of committee meetings you can attend. We welcome new faces and ideas!

Candidate Forum September 11, 2017

College Park belongs to Orlando’s District Three, where two candidates are running for the office of city commissioner. The current commissioner, Robert Stuart, hopes to retain the Orlando City Council seat he has held since 2006. Challenger Asima Azam, a lawyer in Orlando, hopes to win that seat.

CPNA will host both candidates at its monthly meeting September 11, 2017. Plans are currently underway; organizers are considering its format, moderators, and how best to showcase the candidates’ views on issues that affect College Park. If you would like to become involved in this important process or have issues you feel should be addressed during the Candidate Forum, contact us at www.mycpna.com.

The Candidate Forum for this year’s local race replaces Politics in the Park, which CPNA has traditionally hosted during active election years.

Past Politics in the Park events allowed residents and business owners to meet candidates in an informal setting, which included food and entertainment. Held in Albert Park during October, a few weeks before citizens went to the polls, the gatherings provided both good, neighborly fun and serious discussions of who should represent us at various levels of government.

Look for Politics in the Park to return next year during races for state and national offices.

 Nominate a Bungalow for Tour of Homes Nov. 12, 2017

The Tour of Homes date has changed from November 5 to November 12, 2017. This year’s tour features the many small bungalows that make up our College Park community.

The purpose of featuring bungalows as the focal component of the Tour of Homes is to create a positive recognition of the ways we can grow and diversify. CPNA believes it is possible to simultaneously add to our housing stock and ensure we preserve infrastructure that recognizes the history and character that started one of the finest neighborhoods in Central Florida.

Would you like to nominate a home that has been preserved or updated with tender, loving care?

We also welcome volunteers to work on the Tour of Homes committee. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet people, work with your neighbors and serve the community at the same time.

Please let us know how you would like to become involved. Contact us at www.mycpna.org, and we will put you in touch with the organizer for this year’s tour, Michael Eugene.

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