Friday, May 8, 2009

Local Laveen Summit Is Tomorrow!!!

For those of you who follow all the happenings in our community, you should already know about this. We have a great event lined up tomorrow morning; and it's possible thanks to the collaboration of several wonderful people, including the Laveen Association of HOAs Retail Committee, the LCC, the SoMo-Laveen Chamber, Councilman Nowakowski's office, and of course Jenna Raskin-Moreines and her husband Michael, of Terrazona Properties. To steal Claudine's quote from the last LCC meeting, "You have to attend this event, or else you have no right to complain about what's going on around here."

It's been exhausting, but well worth it so far. If I didn't have the real life competition for using the phrase, I'd say this has been my baby for the last month or so (so in reality--I'm sure at the risk of offending someone--it's like I've had twins but only one real baby to show for it).

Now I'm just about able to proudly set this baby free...... Questions for panelists are done, all other arrangements have been made..... all that's left is the potential for putting out a couple of fires--fingers crossed that it won't be necessary...... But enough about that. Here's the email that just came out from the LCC (quite similar to the one I sent out earlier in the week, and the Chamber sent afterward):

Laveen Community Council May 7, 2009


May 9, 2009
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Laveen Pavilions Center
NE Corner - 35th Ave. & Southern
FREE & Open to the Public
Laveen residents are invited to this event spotlighting the current economy and its effects on Laveen's retail and commercial development. Local leaders are taking a proactive stance to look at our community's market response and opportunities following recent trouble in the real estate and financial markets.
A panel of community leaders will answer questions and discuss local planning and transportation happenings and their potential impact on the Laveen area.
The moderator will be community leader Randy Schiller, and the panel includes the following:
  • Councilman Michael Nowakowski, City of Phoenix
  • Timothy Tait, Arizona Dept. of Transportation
  • Eric Anderson, Maricopa Assn. of Governments
  • Mike Moreines, Terrazona Properties
  • Jeffrey Garza Walker, SoMo Development
  • Steve Glueck, South Mountain/Laveen Chamber of Commerce
  • Stefany Scovell, Laveen Citizens for Responsible Development
  • Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona

Interested community members are urged to attend and bring their questions for this expert panel. Panelists will make brief introductory statements and then entertain submitted questions.

This event is FREE, open to the public and brought to you by the Laveen Association of HOAs', with help from Councilman Michael Nowakowski and his staff, the Laveen Community Council, South Mountain/Laveen Chamber of Commerce and Terrazona Properties.
Coffee and light refreshments will be served.


Josephine said...

Thank you so much for this blog! Through your blog, I found out about the meeting today. My husband, my daughter and I went and it was very informative and I really enjoyed it. Thanks again for all of the great info and congratulations on your new baby!

Lindsay Bateman

PTB said...

Fantastic! I'm happy you made it out, along with about 60-70 other concerned residents. Another note: apparently, we're either a health conscious group that doesn't care for things like donuts and muffins (we had a lot left over), or we just don't like having heavy pastries for breakfast when it's 90 degrees. There was also quite a bit of coffee left over. But enough griping. I thought it was a great event and now feel even more validated in hearing it from someone else. Thank you. And I promise, next time we won't do it outside when it's so hot.