2019 NOEL Tower Photo by Woody Lauland

Mueller Ten Years Later:  Reflections on a Holiday Tradition

Dusty Harshman Article, Front Porch Flyer

In this series, Mueller Ten Years Later, we’ll take a look at our neighborhood’s early history and the ways we’ve evolved over our first ten years. In the December 26, 2006 issue of the Austin Chronicle, urban historian Katherine Gregor described the upcoming transition of Mueller from an airport to a neighborhood. She commented about her drive down Manor Road: …

MNA General Meeting (and holiday potluck!) Minutes, Dec. 15, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Greetings and pleasantries, call meeting to order – Lila Valencia Welcome new members and visitors.  ~75 in attendance. Mueller Community Singers kicked off the meeting with an enthusiastically-received set of holiday favorites Sponsor recognition – Lila Valencia When we went away from the printed Front Porch Flyer, we lost ad revenue as a source of income for the MNA. To …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, December 5, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

  (1) The meeting at Aldrich 51 Apartments was called to order at 7:04 p.m. 2018 Steering Committee members present: Lila Valencia (chair); Preston Tyree (vice-chair); Luke Downs (treasurer); Andrew Clements, Audrey Glaser, Bill Kirwin, Evan McClendon, Dan Updegrove 2018 members absent: Bill Berman, Kathy Farley, Alison Raffalovich Newly-elected 2019 Steering Committee members present: Penny Brandt, Richard Carr, April Geruso, …

2018 MNA Fall Festival Wrap-Up

Evan McClendon Front Porch Flyer, Photo Essay

The Mueller Neighborhood Association’s Annual Fall Festival on November 10th was an event to remember.  Each year local businesses and members of the community come together at John Gaines Park to celebrate the fall and build community.  This year’s Festival was presented by our neighborhood sponsors and featured live music by The Paul Klemperer Band, Colleen’s “Berry Good Punch” made …

MNA General Meeting Minutes, Nov. 17, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Location: Seton Administrative Building Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 Time: 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Greetings and pleasantries, call meeting to order – Lila Valencia Welcome new members and visitors.  ~60 in attendance. October treasurer’s report – Luke Downs 3. MNA Steering Committee elections – Nominations Committee Chair Dennis Mick Dennis introduced the 13 candidates …

The Front Porch Flyer Returns to Print in 2019

Front Porch Flyer Staff Front Porch Flyer

The Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA) is happy to announce that the Front Porch Flyer (FPF) will return to print as a monthly newsletter for Mueller neighbors in January 2019. In partnership with Peel, Inc., who will handle all layout and distribution, the new, full-color FPF will deliver to all known multi-family and single-family addresses (renters and owners) as the neighborhood …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, Nov. 7, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Attending:  Lila Valencia (Chair), Preston Tyree (Vice-Chair), Luke Downs (Treasurer), Alison Raffalovich (Secretary), Andrew Clements, Bill Berman, Kathy Farley, Evan McClendon, Joan Quenan Not present:  Bill Kirwin, Audrey Glaser, Dan Updegrove Greetings and pleasantries [Lila Valencia] (2 mins) Approval of previous meeting minutes [Alison Raffalovich] (2 mins) – Bill Berman approved the General Meeting minutes as updated, so we now …

MNA General Meeting Minutes, October 20, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Location: Seton Administrative Building Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 Time: 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Greetings and pleasantries, call meeting to order – Lila Valencia Welcome new members and visitors.  ~60 in attendance. Treasurer’s report: Mayoral Candidates’ Forum – We reached out to every candidate for whom we could get contact information. Candidates were introduced …

Steering Committee Nominations

MNA Steering Committee Nominations

Bill Kirwin Mueller Neighborhood Association

The MNA Nominations Committee seeks candidates to serve on the 2019-2020 Steering Committee. If you are interested in serving, please fill out this form. A member of the Nominations Committee will be in touch. Thanks for supporting your Mueller Neighborhood Association!

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Minutes, October 3, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Members present: Bill Berman, Andrew Clements, Luke Downs (Treasurer), Kathy Farley, Audrey Glaser, Bill Kirwin, Evan McClendon, Joan Quenan, Preston Tyree (Vice Chair), Dan Updegrove, Lila Valencia (Chair) Absent: Alison Raffalovich (Secretary) The meeting, held at Aldrich 51, was called to order at 7:04 Minutes from the Sept 5, 2018, Steering Committee meeting had been approved via email and posted. …

MNA General Meeting Minutes, September 15, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Location: Seton Administrative Building Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 Time: 10AM to 11:30 Greetings and pleasantries, call meeting to order – Lila Valencia Welcome new members and visitors.  ~60 in attendance. Treasurer’s report – Luke Downs Beginning Balance $14,522.93 Revenues Dues $55.00 Credit Card Fees $1.94 Total Revenues $56.94 Expenses Mtg Space Rental for 2018 …

Print Partner Request for Proposal (RFP)

Dusty Harshman Front Porch Flyer

Background Founded in 2008, the Mueller Neighborhood Association (“MNA”) is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization with a focus on building community through education, conversation, and gatherings. The Front Porch Flyer (“FPF”) is the neighborhood association newsletter for the Mueller Neighborhood Association. The Front Porch Flyer was published as a print quarterly delivered by volunteers to neighborhood doorsteps and apartment lobbies …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, September 5, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Location: Aldrich 51 Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Time: 7PM to 9PM Officers present: Lila Valencia, Chair, Preston (Ty) Tyree, Vice Chair, Luke Downs, Treasurer, Alison Raffalovich, Secretary   Members present:  Bill Berman, Joan Quenan, Dan Updegrove, Audrey Glaser, Ana Acosta, Bill Kirwin, Evan McLendon, Andrew Clements Member absent: Kathy Farley Greetings and pleasantries [Lila Valencia] Approval of previous meeting …

MNA Steering Committee Meeting Minutes, August 1, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Meeting Location: Aldrich 51 Members present:  Lila Valencia (Chair), Bill Berman, Alison Raffalovich (Secretary), Dan Updegrove, Audrey Glaser, Bill Kirwin, Andrew Clements, Preston Tyree (Vice Chair), Luke Downs (Treasurer), Ana Acosta Members absent: Evan McLendon, Joan Quenan, Kathy Farley, Meeting called to order: 7:04 p.m.                         Meeting adjourned: 9:15 p.m. Greetings and pleasantries [Lila Valencia] Approval …

MNA General Meeting Minutes July 21, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Location: Wildflower Terrace Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018 Time: 10AM to 11:15 Greetings and pleasantries, call meeting to order – Lila Valencia Welcome new members and ~55 in attendance. Treasurer’s report – Luke Downs $17,326 starting balance in June; dues revenue and Egg Scramble expenses, Fourth of July parade/festival expenses, survey and electronic expenses for …

Come Feast with the Mueller Supper Club

Jaime Safianow Front Porch Flyer

Hello, friends!  As a newer resident of Mueller, one thing that has impressed me is the sense of community.  All different walks of life are thriving in our neighborhood, and Mueller is a diverse area with different races and religions.  It’s a magical place and I feel lucky to live here.  I created what turned out to be a re-boot of …

City of Austin Composting comes to Mueller

Taylor Youngblood Front Porch Flyer

By now you’ve seen the green compost carts invading your alleys! That’s right, curbside composting is here in Mueller! Mueller is part of the City of Austin’s Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) Phase II Curbside Composting Collection program. This new phase added 38,000 new homes to the existing 52,000 already receiving the service. The composting program collects food scraps, yard trimmings, …

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Meeting Minutes, July 11, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Attending:  Lila Valencia, Ana Acosta, Luke Downs, Preston Tyree, Andrew Clements, Bill Kerwin, Audrey Glaser, Alison Raffalovich, Evan McLendon Not present: Joan Quenan, Bill Berman, Kathy Farley, Dan Updegrove Greetings and pleasantries [Lila Valencia] (2 mins) Approval of previous meeting minutes [Alison Raffalovich] (2 mins) – Will send for approval once Alison gets a copy of the minutes from Ty. …

2018 Annual Fourth of July Parade and Festival

Kathy Sokolic and Woody Lauland Article, Front Porch Flyer, Photo Essay

Mueller’s 11th Annual Fourth of July Parade was another huge success! It was hot as usual, but this year we had a little relief with some cloud cover. Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee members Bill Berman and Bill Kirwin planned the largest Fourth of July event to date! Before the parade, neighbors decorated bicycles with the promise of prizes and …