Thursday, February 3, 2011

What Does PNA Mean To You?

The Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) can mean many different things to many different people. It can be the beating heart of the neighborhood where classes and programs are offered. It can be the shelter for hurried parents and their precious children in the form of its kids programs. It can be where you can find fresh local produce during the summer. It can be the warm heart of the citizens in the forms of the soup kitchen and the Greenwood Senior Center. It can also be the big blue building next to Red Mills Burger that you drive by everyday on the way to/from work.

I moved into the neighborhood a mere 2 years ago myself with my wife Skye. We used to live at Northgate in a townhouse that is perfect as a place to rest your head at night and store our stuff. What it is not is a place of stability and tranquility. When we started to look for a new house, Phinney Ridge and Greenwood immediately came to mind, and one of the biggest attractions to us about these neighborhoods is PNA and what it represents to the two of us. A gathering place for a real community that is not born out of homogeniality like what one might find in many suburbs, but out of conscious choice, real diversity and shared common values

As the community at large, PNA members, staff and board of directors work to create a vision for the upcoming years, I would love to hear from you as to what is PNA to you.

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