When:  ELNA meets each month, usually on the first Monday. In the event that a first Monday falls on a holiday (or “observed” holiday) the meeting date will be moved by decision of the Board, usually to the following Tuesday or following Monday. We meet at the New York School library during the school year, and at either the Lawrence Creates Makerspace (at 9th and New Jersey) or the Lawrence Percolator (in the alley behind the Lawrence Arts Center) during the summer months.


Procedures:   All ELNA meetings are open meetings and anyone is welcome to attend.

At the meetings, agenda items will be covered one by one and discussed among presenters, Board, and attendees.  Sometimes, a specific action will be requested of the Board; the writing of a letter of support, for example.  If such a formal action is requested, Board members will then be asked to vote their support and pass motion.  Only Board members will be asked to vote on these items.  Other items may require a vote of general attending membership.

On each agenda, you will find this statement:
Note about our meetings: We appreciate our neighborhood meetings as an opportunity to learn more about what is happening in our neighborhood. For this reason we request that we our interactions reflect our pursuit of knowledge and assume that we are all in it for these same reasons. Assume good intent on everyone’s part.  We will make every effort to recognize everyone’s viewpoints.

A governance committee of 2017 Board members is also currently working on refining some ground rules for meetings with the goal of making meetings more efficient and cohesive in other ways. Your suggestions for this committee’s work can be directed to Phil Collison, Jennifer Distlehorst, Joshua Davis, and Dave Loewenstein.


Agenda: A current agenda for each meeting can be viewed here.

With questions email our Coordinator at

2017 meeting dates as we currently know them:
January 9th — New York School *moved due to holiday*    Agenda   Minutes: January 2017
February 6th — New York School     Agenda  Minutes: February 2017
March 6th — New York School   Agenda
April 3rd — New York School  Agenda

May 1st — New York School
June 5th — location TBD
July 3rd — location TBD *may move due to holiday*
August 7th — location TBD
September 4th or 11th — New York School *may move due to holiday*
October 2nd — New York School
November 6th — New York School
December 4th — New York School