Volunteer for the MNA

Brian Gramling Front Porch Flyer

Ted Herr

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee

(916) 202-3475

[email protected]

I’m one of the people who volunteers to serve on the Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA) Steering Committee.  I’m pleased to be associated with such a fine group of people.

I love this neighborhood. It’s hard to imagine living anywhere else.

I appreciate the robust discussions that have come up in this group regarding the encampment proposal on Manor Road and the recent change in leadership for this very same Facebook group.

When the encampment proposal arrived, the MNA had an existing Transportation and Urban Planning Committee and an Equity Team. Hence, it was natural for them to look at the encampment issue.

When the originators of this Facebook group decided to move on, they looked to the MNA as a logical successor to monitor the group, and the steering committee looked to the Equity Team to deal with the nitty gritty details involved in transitioning responsibility for the group. Neither committee came out of nowhere: both were existing and working on issues before these other neighborhood questions arose.

I’m writing this today to pitch getting involved as a volunteer with the neighborhood association. Perhaps policy for housing the homeless or policy for managing a neighborhood Facebook group are not your thing.

Perhaps, instead, you are interested in neighbors meeting and getting to know their neighbors, or helping put on events such as the Egg Scramble, the Neighborhood Yard Sale, the 4th of July Parade, or the Fall Festival.

Whichever area peaks your interest, the MNA is powered entirely by volunteers. I’m hoping that some of you reading this will step forward and find a place that matches your style.

Finding time to volunteer can be really tough for people who are working and/or raising kids. We have one-time volunteer opportunities such as putting up signs or passing out fliers to your neighbors, as well as regular, time-limited volunteer opportunities for about an hour a month, electronically or in person. Regardless of how much or how little time you can offer, we could definitely use your help.

Here’s where to join: see the MNA standing committees and contact the MNA at https://muellerneighborhood.org