Rebuilding East Ninth Together Project — Listening Session Two

**press release from the project** Second Community Meeting Scheduled The East Ninth Project Team is proud to announce that our first Community Input Session was well attended and feedback was successfully gathered.  Please assist in continuing this success by marking your calendar for our second Community Visioning Workshop, Thursday, January 17th, 6-9 PM, Lawrence Creates … Continue reading »

New York Elementary MLK Chili Feed

Please Attend! New York Elementary Annual MLK Chili Feed Tuesday January 22nd 2019, from 5-7pm In the New York School gym and cafeteria   All friends, family, and neighbors are welcome.  This is an all community event! A free will cash donation will be collected at the door to benefit New York Elementary. Chili (both … Continue reading »

Keep an Eye on Your Lights, East Lawrence

Local Advocate, Reid Nelson wants you to look out for street lights in need of replacement. The concern:  Westar was retrofitting all the city’s old, yellow sodium streetlights with excessively bright-white LED fixtures.  The bright color temperature of 4,000 kelvin was causing what the AMA warned was “disability glare.” It also causes excessive light pollution. … Continue reading »

Adopt a Family Thanks

We thank you, our dear friends and neighbors, for helping us make one family’s Christmas brighter.   Joe Bickford and Marci Francisco Eric and Josie Jay and Family StructRestruct KT Walsh and Brad Gibson Kaitlyn Stanley Karen Siebel Matt, Max, and Ella Hall Uma, Issac, and Juliette Outka Heather Coates Judy Romero Krista and Josh … Continue reading »


When updating our Bylaws this summer, we found that we delay our meetings several times a year due to holidays.  So, in order to remain consistent and more predictable, ELNA will change our monthly meeting schedule to the 2nd Monday of each month, instead of our usual 1st Monday.  The 2nd Monday change will begin … Continue reading »

Resident Specialists Wanted!

Hey Neighbors, you can still apply to be an East Lawrence Resident Specialist to the Rebuiliding East Ninth Together Project. What “special knowledge, unique stories, essential skills or other experience” do YOU have “that can illuminate the history, culture, economy, and social fabric” of our neighborhood? The project will hire five individuals, to be paid … Continue reading »

Home Tour Thanks

Mike and Eric would like to send out a huge thanks to everyone who helped make the Home Tour happen – the home owners, the ticket sellers, volunteers, and attendees especially. Mike Meyers, Stan & Joni Hernly, Jason & Liz Koepp, Joe Bickford & Marci Francisco, Vaugh Flora & Julie Michael, Kent & Diane Fry, … Continue reading »

New 2018-2019 Board and Elections

At the October meeting, board and board candidates were asked to declare their intention to return or run for the 2018-2019 ELNA Board.  Phil Collison, as this year’s President, is required to serve, and so Phil must return to the Board. Catherine Reed, Aaron Paden, KT Walsh, Pam Blackburn, Mike Anderson, Joshua Davis, Dave Loewenstein, … Continue reading »

October ELNA Meeting and Board Elections

Are you interested in volunteering to serve on the ELNA Board?  Are there issues in the neighborhood you’d like to see addressed?  Do you feel you could speak for neighbors who are underrepresented in City processes and social mechanisms?  Unlike some boards, the ELNA board does not require a monetary investment in the organization, all … Continue reading »