0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Looking for ideas here --I'm a YP, UC College of Business grad who moved to OTR after upon taking a F/T job with one of the big Cincinnati companies downtown. I've taught myself alot about the neighborhood and it's history and have learned quite a bit from my urban planner friends in DAAP up the road. I'm extremely passionate about the renaissance that is happening in my neighborhood right now and find it extremely exciting and interesting that this amount of growth has happened in a relatively short amount of time. OTR was still largely in shambles when I moved here about 5 years ago and now we have this thriving new business district where the restaurants, bars and shops can't open fast enough. The momentum is truly remarkable.So my question is this -- how can I get more involved in my neighborhood, other than patronizing the businesses, following the news on UO and elsewhere? Are there any volunteer opportunities within the Chamber or 3CDC or something like this? Any opportunities to help plan events? Just looking for any/all ideas or opportunities out there. Hope this makes sense! Thanks guys. Feel free to PM me if need be as well.
I second mcadrenaline--I'd love to get involved. My girlfriend and I are moving to Cincinnati (hopefully to OTR, pending finding a good apartment) in June/July, and I'd be interested in whatever's available--picking up litter, sweeping, etc. Pending what my job commitments allow me to do, I'd also potentially be interested in doing pro bono legal work, or administrative stuff, or whatever, if an organization needed that. (Also, assuming I pass the bar--that would be nice.)
A good place to start would be the Over-the-Rhine Community Council which meets every last Monday of the month at 5:30pm at the OTR Community Center @ 1715 Republic Street. From there you could either become more involved with the neighborhood council, or just use it as a way to meet others who are involved in the community other groups that best suit your interests.If you want to get involved with the downtown community council we meet every second Tuesday at 6:00pm in the Main Branch Library in the Third Floor Tower Room.http://www.ilivedowntown.com/
Does the OTR Community Council meet tomorrow? What should I expect from one of these meetings?