Residents of College Hill will have the opportunity to meet with other community members and several public agency representatives at the College Hill Association’s (CHA) annual public meeting Wednesday.
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in Neill Public Library’s Hecht Meeting Room.
The CHA is a nonprofit organization established in 1992 and works to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood, said Allison Munch-Rotolo, CHA chair and College Hill resident.
Rotolo said she has been serving on the board for about six years.
“Our board includes a broad spectrum of neighborhood constituents: long-term residents, students, representatives for neighborhood faith communities and concerned citizens,” she said.
All residents of College Hill are welcome to attend, Rotolo said. It is a good opportunity to get involved, learn more or ask questions.
“The annual public meeting is a good opportunity for participating agencies to communicate with members of the public and receive feedback, as well,” she said. “We are all working toward related goals – to have a neighborhood that is clean, safe and welcoming.”
Representatives from the Pullman Disposal Service, Pullman Planning Department and Pullman Police Department will also be at the meeting, according to a CHA press release.
“You always meet someone interesting and hear some funny stories,” Rotolo said.
The meeting will have an election of board members, followed by a presentation of the summary of activities from the previous year, according to the press release. They will solicit input for the activities for this upcoming year.
This year, she said, the association plans to participate in Pullman’s 2020 visioning process and give feedback regarding the recent draft of design standards for the neighborhood.
The association also has hosted neighborhood clean-up events on home football weekends in the past and plans on continuing these events this year, she said.
Another goal this year is to get more street trees planted and landscaping done around the College Hill neighborhood sign on the intersection of Maiden and Opal streets.
Rotolo said CHA frequently advocates for the neighborhood in Pullman’s civic affairs, tries to create a sense of community with residents and offers service opportunities for WSU students. Historic preservation has also been a major concern for the association in recent years.