The Summit Neighborhood Association has successfully recruited several candidates for the organization’s board of directors.
During a get-acquainted party Jan. 22 at Hope Street Pizza, at least five people signed up to serve. A slate of candidates will be prepared and an election will be held.
Voting will take place at the SNA annual meeting Feb. 27 in the main dining room of Summit Commons, 99 Hillside Ave. The formal business is to begin at 7 p.m., with coffee and cookies available at 6:30 p.m. Nominations for board positions may also be made from the floor.
The main subject will be the election, but there also will be updates on various neighborhood projects and reports from area elected officials. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, Councilman Kevin Jackson, state Sen. Rhoda Perry and Speaker of the House Gordon Fox have all been invited to speak.
A progress report on the revitalization of the North Main Street business district will be presented as well as reviews of the crime-watch and other programs.
During the pizza party, current board members and prospective candidates introduced themselves, gave some personal background and told why they wanted to serve. The dominant theme was their admiration for the neighborhood plus their desire to preserve what is there and make it better. Several excellent pizzas and pitchers of soft drinks were consumed during the animated conversations, which were adjourned in time to watch the Patriots win the league championship.