President’s Letter – January 2020

Happy 2020! I’d like to start off by saying thank you for giving me the chance to serve as president of Historic Kenwood for one more year. As I always say, Kenwood is very special to me, a friendly and inclusive place that has truly become home. I’m especially excited for this year because 2020 is a very significant year; it marks the 30th anniversary of our neighborhood association. Interestingly enough, 2020 also is the Grand Central District’s 20th anniversary, so stay tuned for some extra special and fun events throughout the year as we celebrate these two milestones in conjunction with our regularly-scheduled events.

I’d like to welcome back returning officers Sara-Ellen Burnett as vice president, MJ Baker as secretary, Kay Aude as treasurer, and Darrel Gordon, Betty Smith, and Frank Clemente as board members. New to our team this year are Nanette Davis, who was in charge of securing food for our general meetings last year, and David Foote, who is a longtime helper for Historic Kenwood and also currently serves as the Executive Director of the Grand Central District. We have a really strong group in place again and I’m excited for this year!

Our first speaker to open up the new year is Mayor Rick Kriseman, who will update us on the current happenings in the City as well as future plans. Please note the date change for this meeting, as it falls on Thursday the 2nd since the first Wednesday is New Year’s Day. After our first porch party of the year on the 10th, join us for our family-friendly Kenwood Kidz gathering in Seminole Park, where kids will get to participate in some fun activities to celebrate a new year. And watch out for February, when we really ramp up with our Dining for Art series. Stay tuned for more info on that. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and I’d like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year from your HKNA board.

See you all on the 2nd!