New leadership comes to the CYCA

After a year of serving already, I would like to say thank you for officially voting me in as your CYCA Vice President a couple months ago. I can’t wait to get started on……Pardon me, what was that? John did what? He’s where? I’m what?

In case you are unaware, our former President, John Kinsey, had to step down from his duties unexpectedly when a new job took him away from our beloved neighborhood to North Carolina. As Vice President it was my privilege to take up the charge. I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting to fill the role of President so soon, but in Cooper-Young we adapt and overcome, so I shall carry on that tradition. I will miss John and am thankful for everything he did to help fine tune our organization. Fortunately, I feel very comfortable stepping up at this time because we are lucky enough to have a good combination of experience and energy in our remaining board members. And let’s not forget our Community Director, Kristan Hunley, whose liveliness rivals the Energizer Bunny. April Boleware has also stepped up to take over the duties of Vice President, and Renée Massey will take over as our Membership Chair.

Although summer is supposed to be our slow time of year, there are still exciting things going on! This week I attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new skate park in Toby Park. I can’t wait to see my husband try to keep up with the kids out there. Cooper-Young Night Out is in full swing, and resident and visitors have braved the heat to enjoy the festivities. We are also still waiting patiently on those bike lanes. I have a special pair of stilettos ready for my first trip down those freshly-painted lanes, so keep your eyes pealed.

June Hurt

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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