MEETING MINUTES – September 8, 2022
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska – Hy-Vee -84th & Holdrege | 11:30am-1:00pm
Present: 16 in attendance
Members: Kyle Kudron; Tim Kirkpatrick; Tara West; Kolleen Meyer-Krikac; Sherri Recker; Sydney Stanard; Joanne Bartels; Emily Koopmann; Brian Deighton; Jackson Cassidy;
Guests: Annie Mollring;Colleen Potratz; Patty Bailey; Aimee Hollon; Valerie Haschke; Samantha Gentry
Minutes from August 2022 were approved
Introduction will be done during the featured speaker segment.
New Members – email logo to Joanne Bartels for the website
Membership Chair Report
31 Paid Member Business for 2022
New members recruitment – Please invite fellow business that serve North Lincoln – Network and have fun.
Relentless Merchandise – Liz Peck – Ribbon Cutting today from Noon – 2 PM
Social Chair Update
Tim Kirkpatrick brought some lost and found items from the annual pool party in August.
Roca Berry Farms Social – Tentatively looking at early to mid-October for an outing.
$1354.93 in Checking and $3000.00 in CDs as of September 8th, 2022
Aimee Hollon – Lincoln Parks Foundation
Aimee primarily works with the families that want to do a memorial in one of the Lincoln parks. One project close to NLBA was a memorial for Iggy Borer, granddaughter of Chief Borer. Aimee gave the group an update on some of the memorial projects over the last year. Projects include the veterans bricks at the veterans memorial park and the cascading fountain. Within the Lincoln Parks we have 134 miles of trails and a total of 133 parks. The Lincoln Parks and Rec also includes forestry which takes care of 90,000 street trees. Specialty parks in Lincoln include skateparks, pickleball courts, dog runs and disc golf parks. Parks and Recreation also offers a variety of youth and adult sport leagues. Aimee also mentioned that there is a mobile app called Otocast that gives users a background and information about the public art displays. There are several ways to volunteer with the Parks department. Aimee took questions from the group including the bench plaque that NLBA purchased years ago. Aimee also spoke a little about the new inclusive playground that is going into Mahoney Park. They are in the beginning stages of getting the project going. There is a $400,000 – $800,000 grant that the City is applying for to help fund this project.
Next Association meeting: October 13th, 2022 at Hy-Vee – 84th & Holdrege | 11:30am- 1:00pm
Next Board meeting November 3rd, 2022 – The Pub – 4947 Holdrege Street, Lincoln, NE
Meeting Adjourned. Respectfully submitted by Kyle Kudron NLBA Secretary- firstname.lastname@example.org