We focus on improving housing stock to make our neighborhood an attractive place to live, we nurture a safer environment, encourage community among our neighbors and the city of Dayton, work with standing committees, and advocate for South Park with the City and prospective developers.
We rely on your voices and volunteerism to make things happen! Members of the executive team are asked to attend one executive meeting and one membership meeting each month. (no meetings in August and December).
If you would like to run for one of the open officer positions, please contact Karin Manovich, Chair of the Nominating Committee at [email protected].
Three officer positions are up for election on November 22 for a 2-year term, including:
- First Vice President
- Membership Secretary
- Recording Secretary
THE DUTIES OF EACH OFFICER
President (Currently Mark Manovich, who is not up for re-election). The HSPI president is responsible for leading all regular and special meetings of both the council and executive board. He appoints committee chairs and helps find support for them as needed. The president also maintains relationships with neighborhood partners and city officials to advocate for South Park.
First Vice President (Currently Nick Vanderpool. This position is up for re-election) Runs meetings in the absence of the president. Becomes president if the current president steps down. Duties as delegated by the president. In addition: brings suggestions to the team for outbound events (those that promote South Park to the public).
Second Vice President (Currently Veronica Court, who is not up for re-election) Runs meetings in the absence of the president and first VP. Becomes president if the current chief and first VP step down. Duties as delegated by the president. In addition: brings suggestions to the team for inbound events (those that promote South Park to its neighbors and encourage community).
Membership Secretary (Currently Heath MacAlpine. This position is up for re-election) Heads up an annual membership drive. Takes attendance at each meeting to ensure those who vote are members in good standing. Maintains list of members with contact information. Makes sure monthly meeting notices go out. In addition: This role would make an excellent Volunteer Coordinator, helping members find suitable ways to contribute to the neighborhood.
Treasurer (Currently Holly DiFlora, who is not up for re-election) The treasurer is responsible for all council funds and financial affairs. A financial report is given at each membership meeting.
Recording Secretary (Currently Elizabeth Horner. This position is up for re-election) Records minutes of the Board and Membership meetings. Maintains a file of all past minutes.
New officers will be elected at our October meeting
Potential candidates need to be members in good standing (that is, make sure your membership dues are up to date by October 25, 2022, and that you live/work/own property with the South Park neighborhood boundaries).
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
Come to a meeting to hear monthly reports, stay after and introduce yourself at the mini-social. Ask questions, and find out how you can get involved.
Our last meeting of the summer takes place in the patio at Branch & Bone. Please make time for this meeting so you can catch up on all the issues HSPI tackles on behalf of our neighbors.
Review Emerson’s plan to move cars off Hickory Street during pickup/dropoff times. Guests include Jeff Chamberlain, Dir of Real Estate for National Heritage Academies; Ariane Johnson, Principal of Emerson Academy; City of Dayton staff members.