Sunday, November 4, 2007

2007 Annual Report

This afternoon PHCA held its 2007 Annual Meeting. At that meeting each committee presented a report of their efforts and goals for 2007. Gotham Park did the same. If you were not able to make the meeting please read the report.

2007 has been a great year for Gotham Park. It's been a year of momentum building, alliance making, and fundraising. It requires a concerted effort on the part of many people to revitalize a common space like Gotham Park and we well on our way! In late 2006, Gotham Park entered into a fiscal partnership with Park Pride. This allows us to accept tax-deductible donations. A crucial step in the fundraising process. Gotham Park started the year with just over $700 in the bank; we end the year with almost $55,000 and growing! The rest of 2007 will be spent gathering the information we need for a Gotham Park master plan-- obtaining cost estimations, establishing a phased schedule for construction and implementation, collecting bids, and determining our fundraising goals for 2008.

2008 will be another year of strategy and fundraising-- but more exciting, 2008 will be a year of implementation! You will really start to see the funds we've raised being invested into Gotham Park. My personal goal is to celebrate my daughter's fourth birthday in a park complete with attractive landscaping, improved entrances and paths, an activity lawn, park benches, picnic tables, and maybe, just maybe, a full playground installation.

Please stay in touch with the Gotham Park Committee and our efforts. Visit us on the web at and at this blog. Check back often as I, and the other committee members, will try to post as often as we can so that you will know just what's going on.

The Gotham Park Committee is Jenny Cowhig of Wimbledon Rd, Judy Landey of Wimbledon Rd, Geri Laufer of Rock Springs Rd, Maria Lyons of Lebanon Dr, Kellye McGarry of Lebanon Dr, Keely Muse of Lebanon Dr, Barbara Newton of Lebanon Dr and Irene Seay of Rock Springs Rd.

If you are interested in joining the Gotham Park Committee please email us at

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