Myself and a group of Westside residents take it upon ourselves to conduct a regular trash pick up day. This gives me the opportunity to help beautify our city, and talk with residents about their neighborhood issues.
In 2018, a resident shared that her street had not been maintained for 20 years despite various requests for assistance. From that time, I helped her facilitate a new street project with City Hall. It took some time and relationship building. In May of 2020 the City staff secured the funding; today her entire street, including all the curbs and storms drains are brand new. This is just one of my many ways I help my neighbors.