WGNA BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETING:
THURSDAY 12 JANUARY 2017 with GUEST, SPUR San Jose
Join us at 7:00 pm at the Willow Glen Public Library with a guest speaker appearance by Laura Tolkoff of SPUR talking on the topic of "Shaping the Region's Growth".
San Jose's new District 6 Councilmember Dev Davis will also be appearing at the later segment of the meeting.
"SPUR is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area. In a region dominated by single-interest politics, SPUR plays the crucial role of uniting citizens to jointly craft solutions to our common problems. Headquartered in San Francisco with an office in San Jose, SPUR provides a common ground for citizens to come together in fruitful, forward-thinking conversation."
See their website at http://www.spur.org/
SPUR is formally known as the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association.
PAST DECEMBER: HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR 2016
Willow Glen Neighborhood Association invites you to join fellow neighborhood seniors on an escorted bus tour and walkthrough of Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose; a bus tour through the Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Park; plus, a coffee, tea & cake social afterward.
Participants include residents from The Village of Willow Glen, Summercrest, and Sienna senior living facilities. Seniors will be escorted by docents.
Charter buses depart at 4:30pm from the Village of Willow Glen, 465 Willow Glen Way, San Jose, CA 95125. Activities should finish by 8:00pm.
Please contact us if you would like to participate, help organize or sponsor.
PAST NOVEMBER NOTES:
The last WGNA Board & Membership Meeting was open to the public on Thursday 10 November 2016 at the community room of the Willow Glen Library. Aside from the regular business of the Board of Directors, guest speakers included Betty Ramirez and members of the San Jose Youth Commission. Afterward, Dave Mitchell from San Jose's department of Parks, Recreation, & Neighborhood Services (PRNS) spoke on topics relating to changes in Willow Street-Frank Bramhall Park. Local Artist, Lila Gemellos, also made a presentation. The meeting agenda is posted on the website, as well as the presentation files in PDF format.
(Please note that there's typically no December Board Meeting, as we are busy planning holiday events.)
WELCOME to WGNA online
We've made it even easier for you to follow along with all of the latest events and happenings here in the Willow Glen area of San José, California.
If you're joining us for the first time, welcome! The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association was established in 1973. The organization has kept residents informed on a range of issues from traffic to neighborhood safety, all for the sole purpose of creating a stronger and more tightly-knit neighborhood for people of all ages to enjoy.
This website includes great resources for both residents and occasional visitors. Learn about the history of the area, see what types of businesses and other projects are in development, hear about events where you can meet fellow neighbors and get engaged on critical issues, and become a member to lend your voice to the neighborhood and contribute to the future of Willow Glen.
We organize special community events throughout the year, as well as monthly meetings that often feature guest speakers from around the city. We also work closely with other neighborhood organizations in the area that share our core values. There are numerous ways for you to get involved, and we'd love for you to join us.
Thanks for stopping by, and if there's anything else you'd like to see, don't hesitate to contact us!