Message from Alliance for Green Hills President, Ed Cole
As you look through this latest Newsletter from the Alliance for Green Hills, I think you will find many of the reasons the Alliance is growing so rapidly. The Alliance was founded to foster dialogue, engage in problem-solving, and actively promote a common vision for the future of our Green Hills community.
The opportunities for involvement in the Alliance are many…as you can see in the Newsletter. Joining with friends, colleagues and neighbors at our meetings is clearly a way to become involved. Keeping up with our Facebook and website presence is another. Visiting with businesses and neighbors…and discussing our common future for Green Hills is yet another.
We welcome you as a part of the Alliance and look forward to mutual engagement in making Green Hills a place that brings out the best in all of us. Please let us know your ideas and suggestions for how we can be most effective in making this happen!
G.R. Pulley, Petty Officer Third Class, U.S. Naval Reserves, gives our Veterans’ Day tribute.
November 11th Meeting Recap
To open our meeting on Veterans’ Day, G.R. Pulley recounted the impact of military service on his life. He spoke about the Yellow Ribbon Program at Lipscomb, through which he is earning his degree. John Lowry highlighted Lipscomb’s publications including the current issue of Green Hills Now, which features the Alliance for Green Hills. Our program continued with a presentation from former Planning Department member and NashvilleNext expert, Jennifer Carlat. Jennifer explained how the Alliance for Green Hills could be a catalyst for implementing existing community plans.
Several different speakers provided updates, including councilpersons Russ Pulley, Angie Henderson and Jim Shulman. This opportunity to hear from our councilpersons will be a recurring item for our monthly meetings. Also, the Richland Creek Watershed Alliance relayed their important mission to protect the environment, and the Friends of Green Hills Park described ongoing efforts to improve our neighborhood park. This is just a snapshot of a very full and productive meeting! Thank you to the Hampton Inn - Green Hills for their hospitality.
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Meetings in 2016
*Thanks to all of those who participated in the survey on meeting times. Our Board reviewed the survey results and determined that we will keep our morning meetings, which often feature educational programming and updates from the community. We will also hold evening meetings for special events.
We want to form a merchants’ association in Green Hills. Click here to join the list and to learn more about this exciting opportunity!
Friends of Green Hills Park
The Friends of Green Hills park has applied for 501(c)(3) status and it is already involved in some exciting plans. Learn more on their website.
A Message from Lora Fox:
We’ve had a park cleanup and met with teachers and students at J.T. Moore who are working on a wetlands projects in the park. We’ve talked with the Councilmen who could make a connection happen between Green Hills and 12South. And the Parks Dept. has agreed to work with us on creating a master plan for the park.
Now we have a survey so that you can prioritize what you would like in a master plan for the park. Will you tell us what you’d like to see there? We’d really appreciate it. Here is the link:
Holiday Decorations in Green Hills
Holiday decorations promote a sense of both beauty and unity in the commercial and residential areas of our neighborhood. For 28 years Metro Beautification & Environment Commission has been holding the annual Holiday Lights Contest and Green Hills had zero entries last year! Let’s change this! For those who love to decorate their homes for the holidays, we welcome you to participate in this annual Nashville tradition. Enter the contest by November 27th by clicking here.
Also, consider purchasing a holiday wreath or tree from the Boy Scouts, Troop 17. We especially encourage business owners to consider a holiday wreath for the front door. Click here to get more information about the tree lot or here to go directly to an order form. Delivery is free. Quantities are limited.
Holiday Music in Green Hills
The Hillsboro High School choral department will be caroling around Green Hills on December 19th. As you shop for groceries or for holiday gifts, keep an ear out for the students between 10am and 2pm. Look for updates on times and locations on our Facebook page.
We also plan to publicize holiday music events in Green Hills via Facebook. Join now to stay updated on Green Hills events!