2021 Annual Meeting Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Please join us Tue., June 29 for our 15th Annual Meeting and a LIVE Town Hall with Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss.

Current members* are invited to attend and vote in the annual election of CSNA board members and officers which will be held from 7:00 to 7:15 PM.

Following the brief business meeting, members will have a special opportunity for an open live conversation with Mayor Biss. We encourage you to attend and bring (or e-mail to us in advance) your comments, questions, and concerns about the City! CSNA Vice President Jeff Smith will moderate the discussion. Questions/comments can be submitted in advance to csnaboard9@google.com.

The meeting and Town Hall will be held in the 2nd floor American Legion Hall at 1030 Central St.  Post 42's cash bar will be open during the event.  CSNA will have coffee and water available.

COVID precautions: the American Legion doesn't require face coverings. However, CSNA asks those attending who are not fully vaccinated to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

Since this is a live meeting, we won't be using ZOOM for audience interaction. We hope to record the event and post it to our website soon after.

Please also take this opportunity to join/rejoin CSNA for 2021-2022!  There are 4 ways:

  • Go to our on-line membership sign-up form;
  • Bring a check to the annual meeting;
  • Send a check to CSNA, P.O. Box 7050, Evanston, IL 60204-7050. Please include your name, postal and email addresses so we can send you meeting notices and updates; or
  • Email info@centralstreetneighbors.com with your address and we will mail a sign-up envelope.

Note, to vote 6/29, US mail will be too late for us to get it.

Hope to see you Tuesday!  --CSNA

*Those who joined during our Spring 2020 membership drive or later during 2020 or 2021 are considered "Current" for this meeting ... but will  need to renew to be eligble to vote after thisTuesday.

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Central Street Neighbors Association has an active and committed Board of Directors whose role is to govern the realization of our mission: to promote the social welfare of the Central Street neighborhood and the larger Evanston community within which the neighborhood thrives and with whom it interacts.

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