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 during the summer months, at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace (at 9th and New Jersey), Lawrence Percolator (in the alley behind the Lawrence Arts Center), or the Delaware Street Commons in the 1200 block of Delaware Street.


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


2018 meeting dates and locations as we currently know them:

January 8th, *moved one week due to holiday* New York School

February 5th, New York School

March 5th, New York School

April 2nd, New York School

May 7th, New York School

June 4th, Delaware St Commons

July 9th, * delayed one week due to holiday* Delaware St Commons

August 6th,  Delaware St Commons

September 10th, *tentatively, delayed one week due to holiday* New York School

October 1st, New York School

November 5th, New York School

December 3rd, New York School