March 2015 Monthly Chair Report

March 2015 Monthly Chair Report

Amy Barry

Amy Barry

When people hear about my involvement in the community council many voice that they don’t know what it is that we do.

That is a fair question.

I first got involved in the community council because I wanted to stay on top of all the development going on in my neck of the woods. Little by little I saw how my participation had the potential to make a difference in my community. I met some amazing people that had been giving their time and talents for years to the community without recognition or fanfare and I realized my belief that one person can make a difference was right in front of me.

I have viewed the community council as a voice for our neighborhoods, but more importantly an avenue by which to help others participate and learn more about what goes on. To that end we try and do outreach to keep you all up to date, but we are all volunteers and many of us have full-time jobs so it can be challenging. But we all believe it matters.

This year the SHCC is working on a collaborative effort with adjacent community councils and the Chamber of Commerce to schedule candidate debates for Salt Lake City Mayor and City Council District 6 to provide you an opportunity to meet and ask questions of your potential representatives.

We have also begun actively trying to save our Sugar House historic signs. It is unfortunate that many new businesses don’t value the history of those iconic signs and we are working to make sure they don’t end up in the landfill.

The SHCC is embarking on a fundraising campaign you can read more about below on March 26th.  Your support would make a huge difference for our little community council and our efforts to make a difference in our neck of the woods.

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