The resurrected Victory Heights Community Council will be having its organizing meeting this Tuesday, January 15th at 7 PM at the Co-Operative Preschool building in Victory Heights Park (we recommend bringing your own chairs, the preschool’s are all for small children). Residents are encouraged to attend and vote on a new set of by-laws (see a PDF draft of the proposed by-laws) as well as a slate of officers including President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Although this seems like a lot of effort just to organize fun community things like Easter egg hunts, block parties, or get a traffic circle put in, the city and especially the North District Council take an organized community group much more seriously when it comes to dealing with neighborhood issues. The old Victory Heights Community Council (active in the late 90s) left behind a substantial amount of money which has been parked in a bank account for several years and could be put to good use again.
So if you care about Victory Heights and would like a voice in what is going on in the neighborhood as well as a forum to raise issues, please attend Tuesday’s meeting and get involved.