The D10 Board held its annual meeting and election in April. We’re excited to welcome new board members Lizzy Cantley (Subdistrict 3 Seat), Jeremy Rappaport (At-Large Renter Seat), Abby Gold, and Mark Machacek (At-Large Seat). Incumbent board members Alex McLane (Subdistrict 1), Dan Edgerton (Subdistrict 2), and Ben Kowalsky-Grahek (Subdistrict 4) were also re-elected for another 2-year term.
New officers were also appointed by the board for 1-year terms. Jenne Nelson, who served as secretary this past year, is the new D10 Board Chair. Dan Edgerton was appointed vice dhair, Matt Keliher was appointed treasurer, and Chad Smith is serving as interim secretary.
Our outgoing officers, chair Jill Henricksen and vice chair Ben Kowalsky-Grahek, are continuing on the board in other roles. Outgoing treasurer Mike Ireland ended his third term on the D10 board with a promise of continued support for some of the many hats he’s worn over the last six years. Thank you all for your leadership and service through the last year and beyond! Bravo Zulu!
Como Garage Sale - May 12-15
D10 Como Park is once again coordinating a community sale weekend from Thursday, May 12 to Sunday, May 15. Over 30 sales were submitted. You can find them all here on our map: District10ComoPark.org/GarageSale.
Pick Up & Party Event - June 4
The Como Community Council will be hosting a Pick Up & Party event at Orchard Rec Center (875 W. Orchard Ave.) on Saturday, June 4 from 2-5 p.m. Whether you come with your neighbors or come to meet your neighbors, we would love to see you there! We’ll kick off the event with a neighborhood clean up from Front to Como & Dale to the railroad tracks. Check in at the Rec Center between 2-3 p.m. for your supplies and the location to start the pick up. After the clean up, we’ll meet up back at the rec center for live music, snacks, yard games and more! Everyone is invited to this free event - find out more at district10comopark.org/sd4event.
If you’d like to help us keep hosting events like this, please consider a donation to our Neighborhood Events Fund (givemn.org/story/D10events) or becoming a volunteer (district10comopark.org/volunteer).
Get Involved: Como Lake Clean-Up - May 21
THANK YOU to everyone who showed up, rain and all, to the April 23 Como Park Clean-Up event, we counted 150 amazing volunteers, that’s huge!
D10 Como Park is planning our first 2022 Como LAKE Clean-Up for Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.-noon. These events, in partnership with the Capitol Region Watershed District, focus on the shoreline and lake itself.
District 10 provides trash-grabbers, rakes, buckets, nets, trash bags, and nitrile gloves for those who need them. Or, feel free to provide your own gear. Registration (before May 20) is not required, but it helps us plan and communicate if changes come up. Register and find out more at District10ComoPark.org/Como-Clean-Up
D10 Awarded Lawns to Legumes Grant
We are excited to announce that the Como Community Council was awarded the Lawns to Legume Demonstration Neighborhood Grant through the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)! A group of community members linked to the Environment Committee proposed a plan for pollinator habitats throughout the Como Sub-district 4 Community. The neighborhood between Como Ave., Front Ave., Lexington Pkwy. and the railroad tracks will receive up to five boulevard gardens, four bee lawns, a community pollinator garden, and a pocket prairie.
Funding is provided by the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and is targeted in priority areas to benefit the rusty-patched bumblebee and other at-risk species. Find the latest updates at District10ComoPark.org/L2L
Zoom or Call into D10 Meetings
Renters, homeowners, and other community members are always welcome to participate in District 10’s board and committee meetings. You can find meeting details on our website at District10ComoPark.org.
• May 17, 7 p.m. - D10 Board Meeting
• June 1, 7 p.m. - Land Use Committee
• June 7, 7 p.m. - Neighborhood Relations Committee
• June 14, 7 p.m. - Environment Committee
• More upcoming events at district10comopark.org/Events
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