Things change. Growth and development happen. Challenges arise. Involved, connected neighborhoods are essential to ensure that inevitable changes are healthy, positive, and sustainable so communities thrive as the future marches forward.
The idea for a formal Beaverdam Valley organization arose when some residents realized how important effective communication and dissemination of information are for our community. On November 13th, 2013, Marsha Stickford, Neighborhood Coordinator for the City of Asheville, moderated an initial meeting and the group identified benefits of forming a community association, including:
- getting to know your neighbors and establishing a sense of community
- advocating with city, county and state officials regarding policy, planning, projects
- identifying and prioritizing projects such as greenways, parks, preservation
- addressing road/traffic challenges and safety of drivers, bikers, walkers
- exploring ways to improve neighborhood safety and security
Subsequent meetings were held on December 4th, 2013, January 23rd, February 19, and March 12, 2014.
The March 29th open house was well attended, informative, and fun.
Residents participating in these meetings are excited about forming the Beaverdam Valley Community Association. To make this successful, the community needs your input, ideas, and help with structuring the organization, determining geographical boundaries, and establishing priorities. Get involved! Share your opinions, concerns and vision for the Beaverdam Valley!