Letter from the Chair

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Taylor Youngblood, from the February 2021 print Front Porch Flyer

Dear Neighbors,

I’m so excited to get to work with all of you this year as 2021 Chair of the MNA. We have a great group of Steering Committee members and an amazing network of committee chairs, volunteers, and neighbors. I’m grateful to previous Steering Committee members and volunteers who continue to work so hard to build up Mueller and are readily available to mentor our next wave of volunteers and neighbors.

A big welcome to all new neighbors. We’re so glad you are here, and we hope that you find opportunities to connect and get to know the Mueller community, the Mueller Neighborhood Association, and your nearest neighbors. Please reach out if you need to connect, if you want to build relationships, and if you are interested in getting involved. Those of you who have lived here for a bit, maybe this is the year you dip your toe in.

By now we’ve all gotten familiar with online meetings. As we go into this new year, still working around COVID, it is my hope that we are able to connect even more neighbors with new opportunities and options. 

The MNA will continue to amp up its online presence both on our website and our social media accounts. We look forward to finding new ways to interact and celebrate during our signature events: the Egg Scramble, 4th of July Festival, and Fall Fest. We’re working to build up our Community Engagement and Inclusion Committee and our Sponsorship and Block Captain programs. We have lots of ideas and would love to have neighbors share theirs as we come to the table together to get them implemented.

May you have a very safe, healthy, and happy new year!

Taylor Youngblood