Archive for March, 2011

East CAC Feb 2011 Minutes

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Submitted by Secretary Sue Sturgis

Raleigh’s East Citizens Advisory Council held its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at the Lions Park Community Center. About 30 people attended, with about five there for the first time. The January minutes were approved without changes. Chairman Mark Turner recorded the meeting, with video available at

Charlene Willard with the city’s Community Services Department announced that the Belvidere Park neighborhood will be dedicating its new stone entryway on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. and placing a time capsule inside. The project was funded with a Raleigh Neighborhood Improvement Matching Grant. Other neighborhoods interested in seeking a grant should move forward now; applications are due June 30, and the ongoing recession means the program’s future is uncertain. Anyone interested is encouraged to call Charlene at or 919-996-5718 to discuss ideas.

The Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program offered by Community Services will be interviewing applicants soon. It is for people ages 14 to 18. For more information, visit

Charlene discussed an idea for an ECAC calendar. Currently no CAC has one, and there are lots of possibilities. Anyone interested in working on this should contact Charlene.

Raleigh Digital Connectors video

Monday, March 28th, 2011

The City of Raleigh put together a flashy YouTube video describing the Raleigh Digital Connectors program. You can watch the informative video (featuring Powell Elementary principal Chas Miller) here:

East CAC meets Monday, 21 March

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The East CAC will hold its March 2011 meeting on Monday, 21 March at Lions Park Community Center, 516 Dennis Avenue.

This month we’ll hear about ways we can make our neighborhood even better. Councilor Bonner Gaylord will be here discuss “See, Click, Fix!” We’ll also hear from the Upper Neuse Riverkeeper, Alissa Bierma, on the upcoming Crabtree Creek cleanup. Also, we’ll say hello to our new District C Councilor, Eugene Weeks.

As usual, this meeting will be streamed live on the Internet.

Below is our full agenda. Hope to see you there!