Dear East End neighbors—
We’ve been working to move EENA’s mission forward and are hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, June 27th beginning at 7 pm at Monica Ros School to present a draft emergency preparedness and response plan for the East End.
Here’s an update on our progress and further details about the community meeting:
- As a reminder, the importance of an East End neighborhood organization was voiced at an East End community meeting in December 2017 at Monica Ros School convened in the aftermath of the Thomas Fire. There was consensus to form an East End neighborhood organization with the immediate primary objective focused on neighborhood emergency preparedness in the event of natural disasters such as fires, flooding, landslides and earthquakes.
- The East End Neighborhood Association (EENA) was formally established in February 2018 by a group of volunteer East End residents. A founding Board was established, officers were elected and bylaws and a mission statement were adopted.
- EENA’s mission is focused on neighborhood emergency preparedness and facilitating a close knit and neighborly East End (consistent with any resident’s desire for privacy). EENA is not an advocacy or political organization taking stands on neighborhood, city or county issues or backing political candidates.
- EENA has been established and operated with no need for a budget or fundraising, so that Board members and residents are not actively solicited for financial support.
- EENA’s website recently went live and can be viewed at oeena.org . The website includes our mission statement, bylaws, list of Board members, helpful emergency resources and other information.
- We have completed an initial draft of an East End community emergency preparedness and response plan which currently is being reviewed by the Board and Ventura County emergency personnel.
- We’re hosting an East End community meeting on Wednesday, June 27thbeginning at 7 pm at Monica Ros School, 783 McNell Road, to present the draft East End emergency preparedness and response plan to the community for your comments, suggestions, questions etc. We want to make sure the community is familiar with and enthusiastic about the plan before it’s finalized and approved by the EENA Board.
We look forward to seeing you at the June 27th meeting as we all continue to further EENA’s mission. As always, feel free to direct any thoughts or questions to any of our Board members including George Gaines at firstname.lastname@example.org .