Board Election Coming Up!

The CCDC is holding our annual election on April 18, 2017. Voting for 4 Board of Director positions will take place prior to the Annual Meeting. Watch this space for information on the candidates.

And remember, you must be a member of the CCDC in order to vote. You can find an application on the website (click on "About the CCDC/Who We Are & How to Get Involved".)    

If you’re interested serving on the Board, contact Kim O’Brien (kkronzer@aol.com,                    512-517-0249) no later than March 30. Board of Director terms are for 2 years.

 

Become a member of the CCDC!

The annual CCDC membership drive is underway! If you’re a current or former resident of “greater” Clarksville (the CCDC boundaries are defined below) you are eligible to join. While all CCDC events are open to the public, membership provides the opportunity to become more involved with the organization. In fact, it’s the only way you can vote in the Board of Directors elections—or serve on the Board.

You can find a membership application on the website (click on "About the CCDC/Who We Are & How to Get Involved") or if you’re currently living in the neighborhood, one soon will be delivered to your door. Applications must be received by Tuesday, April 4 for you to be eligible to vote in the upcoming Board election which will be held on Tuesday, April 18.

Any questions? Contact Board secretary, Kim Kronzer O’Brien at kkronzer@aol.com, 512-517-0249.

CCDC boundaries: West 12th Street from West Lynn to Charlotte, the south side of Waterston from Charlotte to MoPac, West 10th from West Lynn to MoPac, along with the following streets: Patterson, Theresa, West 8th, Augusta, and Julia.

Clarksville Walking Tour Happening on Saturday April 29th

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Want to learn about the fascinating history of Clarksville? April 29th is your opportunity!!! That morning, Katie Deoloz, founder of ATX Walks, an organization that encourages walking as a way to get to know Austin's neighborhoods, and Mary Reed with the Clarksville Community Development Corporation (CCDC), will lead a free guided walk through Clarksville. 

If you want to be part of the event, show up at the Haskell House, 1703 Waterston Avenue by 10AM. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

The CCDC's walking tour brochure will be available for all walkers in exchange for a donation to the CCDC, which is a 501c3 organization. Donations will be used to support the organization's missions:

1. Preserve the history of Clarksville.

2. Foster a sense of community in the neighborhood.

3. Maintain the economic and ethnic diversity of Clarksville through the CCDC's affordable housing program.

CCDC board members and volunteers will serve refreshments to all walkers at the Pauline Brown Clarksville Neighborhood Center, which is located in the 1800 block of West 11th Street.

Note: Recently, Katie led a small group of people on a walk around Clarksville. The photo that accompanies this blog is of Katie and the other walkers in front of the Haskell House. A good time was had by all.

The Foundation Has Been Poured for Our New Affordable Home

Progress is being made! This week the foundation was poured for the new affordable home the CCDC is building at the corner of West 10th Street and Theresa. It's the first big landmark in a long process.

We financed the construction of this house with City of Austin affordable housing bond funds and with some of the money that the Old West Austin Neighborhood Association (OWANA) donated to the CCDC for affordable housing in Clarksville.

Not only will the home be affordable to rent, but it will also be affordable to operate because of all of its energy saving features. We hope to have a new family living there in early 2017.