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Troy Hill Citizens Board plans to move the community forward by looking to its past. The board held its final general meeting for the 2014 year this Wednesday, but instead of reviewing what they have done, chairman Don Mahaney laid out a plan for 2015. His plan involves three key areas of focus: diversity in membership, interdependence among businesses and social interaction with the citizenry.
The North Side neighborhood has begun to experience a migration of younger diverse residents that it hopes to to tap into as it grows. Mahaney acknowledged that Troy Hill Citizens is not currently representative of all its residents but by looking to the family-like nature of the communities past it can attract new members and prosper.
Through better communication the board hopes to instill residents' faith in the organization. They plan to create a plan of things to accomplish in January and submit a report of realistic yearly goals in February. They intend to communicate their progress to Troy Hill Citizens members quarterly.
Tony Benvin, treasurer, championed the new initiative with a challenge. A challenge that each member in attendance bring a friend to double the size of the group. “Troy Hill is not what it used to be” he explained, “but it won't be what it is now.”