2018 Tangletown Neighborhood Association Year in Review:
Hosted 10 events with an estimated total of 1500 people in attendance. Highlights included:
- Washburn Water Tower planting inauguration – neighbors gathered to plant over 700 plants and trees to enhance our iconic water tower.
- Record attendance at our Annual Meeting focused on the Future of Tangletown. Notable speakers included our newly elected Mayor Jacob Frey and Council Member Jeremy Schroeder. Nine board members were elected for a full board of fifteen.
- Thunderstorms may have rained out our parade, but our Fourth of July celebration was still a huge hit at Fuller Park with over 300 wristbands sold for activities!
- Tangletown had a big presence at Lyndale Open Streets offering free popcorn and sno cones at 53rd and Lyndale in partnership with Kenny and Lynnhurst neighborhoods. We also hosted a booth to share information about Tangletown to the over 40,000 people that attend this event annually.
You may have noticed…
- Utility box wraps were installed at 7 locations around Tangletown. We used pieces from local artists to beautify our neighborhood. The installation at 50th and James includes the artwork of a handful of students at Burroughs Elementary School and was executed in partnership with Lynnhurst Neighborhood Asc.
- We created three new committees to begin work on our core priorities of Beautiful Purposeful Spaces, Innovative Environmental Leadership, and Engaged, Welcoming Community.
- Over $300,000 in funding was approved by the community for the work of our committees to make a big impact in Tangletown over the next three years.
We made a positive impact on our environment:
- We were awarded the Green Business Partnership Award for our work to eliminate PERC chemicals at LeMac Cleaners in partnership with Windom Community Council.
- 578 pounds of textiles were diverted from landfills at our textile collection event
- 8 bags of trash and 4 bags of recycling were collected at Litter Be Gone event
We couldn’t do it without our volunteers:
- 40 Washburn Water Tower planting, watering, and weeding volunteers
- 28 Fourth of July event volunteers
- 14 current board members
- 12 community members serving on committees
- And many more!
Our reach continues to grow! In 2018 we connected with:
- Over 900 residents monthly through our e-newsletter
- Over 1800 households in Tangletown through our bi-annual print newsletter and postcards
- Over 300 followers on our Facebook page and growing.
- Over 2800 residents on Nextdoor.com
- Over 14,000 visits to our website: tangletown.org
As we grow, we continue to look for relevant and meaningful opportunities to meet our mission of enhancing the quality of life for those who live, work, or play in Tangletown through advocacy, community engagement, and neighborhood initiatives.