A former member of the Roseway Neighborhood Association board of directors and a Chicago transplant have been elected to president and vice-president positions. About two dozen neighbors participated in the annual elections at the November 11 general membership meeting, first electing Britt Conroy and Krystal Meisel to positions on the board and then electing Conroy president and Meisel vice president. Both positions are two-year terms
At the same meeting, board secretary Mark Sandri and treasurer Melinda Palmer said they would continue in the second year of their two-year terms, as Palmer was returned to another term as a director along with Bob Price. Sandri, Margaret Davis, Del Lewis and Jessica Ediger continued on to complete their board terms. Caitlin Shelman resigned from the board, explaining that she was moving out of the neighborhood.
Meisel said she has leveraged her experience to inspire hundreds of students as an educator over the past 11 years. Currently director of the East Metro STEAM Partnership, a self-described exploration of how to provide meaningful and sustainable science, technology, engineering, art and math opportunities for students and their families – part of the Oregon STEM Hub – Meisel said she works to bring resources to youth in the East Metro area. Meisel, who with her wife recently moved to the Roseway neighborhood where they are engaged in the Backyard Habitat Certification program as well as restoring their home to its original charm, said she hopes to support the Roseway neighborhood in realizing its full potential.
Also unveiled at the October meeting were the first of the banners to be hung along major streets in the neighborhood. The goal is to get the banners in place by the end of the year.