Agenda for January 18 2017 Neighborhood Meeting

What: Public Neighborhood Meeting
When: Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Sage Campus Center, rm 224 – (parking lot off Academy Rd opposite Helderberg Ave)
7:00 Introductions & Housekeeping
* What is the Helderberg Neighborhood Association (HNA)?
* Board Members – Eric Huntington (Chair), Sarah Shearer (Vice Chair), Patricia Pierce (Treasurer), Edward Hitti (Outreach Director)
* Audience Members – Welcome! Please state your name and street (or organization)
* Correction to Nov/Dec HNA Reporter – Channel Albany video cameras are free to sign out – there is NO rental fee.
* Members in good standing: If you want to vote for Board Member Elections, get ticket

7:05 Albany Police Dept, Neighborhood Engagement Unit Update / Q & A
* Officer Gordon McLean

7:15 Presentation and Q & A – Kristine Weidner – Unity Committee
* Introduction to Concern
* Provide Data
* Define/clarify terms according to NYS law.
– Bias
– Bias Incidents
– Hate Crime
– Aggravated harassment
* Review impact on victims and community
* Review what we can do
* Recruit volunteers for Unity Committee

7:40 HNA Board Business
* Updates from the Chair (Eric)
* HNA Reporter Business Advertising – Deadline is January 25, publish on Feb 3 (Eddie)
* 2016 Summary Financial & Membership Report (Patty)
* 2017 Board Membership Vote (Slate/List of nominees on back of agenda)

7:50 Membership & Audience / Announcements & Concerns
* All announcements & concerns from audience

8:10 Albany Common Council Update / Q & A
* Hon. Judy Doesschate (Ward 9) and Hon. Catherine Fahey (Ward 7)

8:20 Albany County Legislator Update / Q & A
* Lynne Lekakis

8:25 Meeting Wrap-up
* Action Item and Decision Review
* Sugestions for Speaker at Next Meeting
* Next Meeting: March 15th, 2017
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2017 HNA Slate/List of Nominees:

Chair – Eric Huntington
Vice Chair – Sarah Shearer
Treasurer – Patricia Pierce
Outreach Director – Eddie Hitti

Communications Director – No nomination – To be Board appointed
Secretary – To be Board appointed