Dear East Cut CBD Board Members,
Tomorrow, just before 5 pm, the earth's tilt will generate the longest night of the year, after which we slowly turn toward a new year and longer days of sun. It's a time of reflection and, hopefully, celebration of the year completed. Thank you to everyone for being a part of The East Cut's 2022! There is much to be proud of and much to look forward to.
We negotiated the pathway forward for East Cut Sports & Dog Park, completed The East Cut Community Garden, launched new walking tours in the neighborhood, navigated the citywide redistricting process, collaborated with the City to advance Block 3 park designs, hosted our first-ever fundraising event, and last week concluded the World Cup Village, which brought out 1,000+ attendees to The Crossing over the past month. Oh, and we picked up 150,000lbs of trash, removed 3,000 graffiti tags, and continued to keep the neighborhood looking great and feeling safe. These are just some of the year's accomplishments.
I look forward to 2023 as we continue advancing East Cut Sports & Dog Park, activate The Crossing more fully, support our clean and safe program, and much more. Thank you for your volunteer commitment to the organization!
I hope you have a joyful and relaxing holiday season. The East Cut's administrative offices will be closed until January 3rd, but you know how to reach me if there is an emergency (or an exciting opportunity). We're looking forward to starting the year strong and continuing to demonstrate that The East Cut is a model for how downtown can recover.
Best wishes to you and yours,