Happy Labor Day! I hope that this email finds you well and you've been able to enjoy the last days of summer with family and friends.
During my campaign, I promised regular, transparent communication with residents-- I'm committed to creating and maintaining a newsletter as part of that effort. My Council Newsletter won't take shape until after the General Election on November 8th, but I'm using the relative calm following the primary to share some community events and news.
On Saturday, August 20th, I joined community members at Wheeler Park for a Black Lives Matter mural painting led by the Survivor's Speak Washtenaw County BLM Street Mural Collective. It was a beautiful day, and I enjoyed connecting with Washtenaw County residents as I tried to paint within the lines laid down by the experts.
This was the second of two BLM murals painted in Ann Arbor Parks: the first was at Gallup Park. I encourage you to visit both murals yourself!
Upcoming Events and Items of Note
Tues., Sept. 5, 7pm: Ann Arbor City Council Meeting. Full Council Agenda on the City's website.
Tues., Sept. 13th, 6-7pm: Virtual Information Public Meeting on the South 7th Street and Greenview Resurfacing and Water Main Relocation Project. To learn more about this project and get the zoom link on the day of the event, visit the City's website for this engineering project. The City is also seeking resident input via A2OpenCityHall Survey, which closes on September 20th.
Sat., Sept. 20th, 1-5pm; Montibeler Park: 2nd Annual Asian and African American Solidarity Picnic to celebrate and strengthen the relationship between our local African American and Asian American communities. To learn more, visit the Facebook page for this event.
Sat., Sept. 20th, 1-3pm; Eisenhower Park: Eisenhower Park Work Day. Volunteers will clear the south side of the trail in Eisenhower Park. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots. Give365 will provide tools. The goal for this work day is to get the trail in shape so Pioneer Cross Country runners can run on it! For more information, visit the volunteer sign-up page.
Sun., Sept. 21st, 1-5pm; Wheeler Park: Ann Arbor Pride's Pride in the Park. After a 2-year hiatus Ann Arbor Pride is back! Learn more at annarborpride.com.
Until next time,