Greater Wards Corner Partnership
The GWCP has changed it’s time and meeting place to make it easier for people to attend the meetings. We are now meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Workforce Development Center, 201 E. Little Creek Road, next to Kroger. Our meetings start promptly at 7:00 pm and last for only one hour.
At our second meeting we established four (4) goals we wished to establish as our starting point to begin our unified working point with the City. They are as follows:
1. A revitalization action plan for the Denby Park/Monticello Village/ Oak Farms neighborhoods that will include the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the NRHA and the City so that this area may be designated an area with benefits similar to a Conservation Plan Area.
2. The purchase of the Alexis Apartments in Titustown and renewal of that area.
3. A plan to address the deteriorating infrastructure in the Wards Corner Business District and
4. The location of the new Police Station into the Central Business Park.
At our third meeting, which lasted one hour and fifteen minutes, we re-established committees to work on this set of goals, and new ones as these are attained. We then divided into groups to choose chairman & co-chairman, set meeting schedules, times & places. The committees are to establish three goals and set time lines, as well as meet one time before our next months meeting and be prepared to report back to the group at the next meeting. These committees and their chairman are as follows and still open for membership. We hope you will encourage participation from your Civic Leagues members.
1. Development Committee Dorma Hedrick 440-9232 Dorma.firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Codes and Public Safety Jim English 423-7154 email@example.com
3. Beautification Committee Joan Griffey 440-9508 firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Public Infrastructure Lester Cavagnaro 963-6996 email@example.com
5. Public Relations Committee Eric Heard 963-6996 firstname.lastname@example.org
6. City Connection Committee Harriette Frost 423-0270 email@example.com
The attached letter, Letter To Council, composed by members of the Task Force, is provided for you to distribute to as many people in your community to copy, sign and send to their Councilman, Mayor and Super Ward Councilman as possible on behalf of the partnership. This will serve to help offer support to our cause. I have included the mailing addresses as well as the e-mail addresses of all those that are involved in this matter. I am also including a copy of an article which ran in the Virginian Pilot in 2007 which speaks to the disparity in city spending when it has come to Wards Corner over the past five plus years.
We at the GWCP welcome you participation and input, in this venture, as we are all equals working toward a common goal. We are open to suggestions on way to achieve those goals together. Please come and join us on Thursday March 27th at 7:00 pm, at the Workforce Development Center. The doors are open early, come at 6:30 pm and spend some time talking to your neighbors and make some new friends in other neighborhoods.
We look forwarding to seeing you there.
Ward One: Don Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org, 636-4710 M
809 W. Ocean View Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23503
Ward Two, Theresa Whibley: email@example.com, 714-3151 M
400 Gresham Drive, Suite 811
Norfolk, VA 23507
Super Ward 6: Barclay Winn: Barclay@winnnursery.com, 494-1400 O
1201 Liberty Street
Norfolk, VA 23523
Super Ward 7: Daun Hester, firstname.lastname@example.org, 466-8570 O
Hester, Hester and Associates
3728 Wedgefield Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23502
Mayor Paul Fraim: email@example.com, 664-4679 O
Office of the Mayor
1109 City Hall Building
810 Union Street
Norfolk, VA 23510