Bringing together a divided community.

In stronger communities, individuals feel less isolated, are more active in their community and have a greater sense of pride and place in their neighborhood. They are more empowered, lead local decision making and act together to lead sustainable lifestyles.  How can we make our community one? We have already begun this process with the help of our city leaders. In 2011, the Collinwood Recreational Center was introduced to Ward 11, which has been the major start of introducing two different generations to each other. Not only are their activities for the younger adults, but the elders of the community as well. What this does is allow both generations to come together under one roof without them realizing they are doing so. Now what we have to do is find a way to introduce both generations to each other. Fact is, with a community as lovely as ours   and that provides so much opportunity and growth for families we are constantly having new younger families moving in intertwining with the elders of the communities.  I am proud of the progress my community is making, but we still have work to do. I am sure it will be done with the driving force that comes with having a Councilman Mike Polensek.  I am here to represent the new generation of our community that many of our community leaders simply don’t understand. We have to understand that times change, with that being said nothing changes if nothing changes.  I am that change that our community desperately needs.  I want to lead with understanding and not ignoring a certain generation of the community.   So please join me in my effort to connect generations.  

Donald Holcombe

Bringing a community together with understating!

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 5:48 PM, 06.09.2014