Idlewild Neighborhood Association elects President
By Mary Baker
Rodney Nash was elected by acclimation of all members present at Idlewild Neighborhood Association’s April meeting. Rodney has an impressive history of volunteer service to the community.
He has been involved in many activities in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. He volunteered in the Curbside Recycling Campaign and was a Neighborhood Watch and Neighborhood Night Out Coordinator. He served as Vice President of the CY Community Association and was a CY Development Corporation board member for 6 years. He was a Neighborhood Cleanup Coordinator for Cooper-Young and works as a CY Community Farmers Market volunteer.
However, Rodney’s service does not stop in CY. Rodney worked on the Storm Drain Labeling Project for the City of Memphis Division of Public Works Storm Water Program. In that capacity he has assisted in getting storm drains labeled in Cooper-Young, Central Gardens, Walnut Grove and Prescott, Walnut Grove and Shady Grove, and the Soulsville neighborhood. He is a Memphis in May Transportation Committee volunteer, a member of the Midtown Action Coalition, a MIFA Souper Bowl Fundraiser, and a member of Memphis Heritage.
Rodney’s first objective as President of the Idlewild Neighborhood Association is to organize residents into Block Clubs for efficient sharing of information and to promote shared goals and responsibilities. Under his leadership several residents have volunteered to be Block Club Captains. Idlewild Neighborhood Association is very pleased to have Rodney as President.