Minutes of DDNA Board Meeting
May 20, 2017
1. Call to order (12:05): Present are Amanda, Allison, Derek and David.
2. Agenda items: Amanda created an agenda for us to discuss. Focus on what do we do well. We should focus on positivity and positive changes in downtown. We need to consider creative ideas – like taking certain dues away. Efficiencies: We need to focus on efficiencies and moving / acting quickly rather than lagging. Professionalism is key. Beautification projects. We want to have a committee on it. We want to push more for business membership. Maybe come up with a meeting for business members. We could do petition drives and coordinate with business members. Welcome to downtown – there is a welcome to Deep Ellum but no welcome to Downtown. We could use more weekend hours / resident friendly stuff for service industry places downtown. Public safety we need a date.
Political stances? Perhaps focus more on owner / resident issues – rather than resident / government issues.
David will spearhead mural / beautification discussion.
Dates for these kinds of discussions.
Meetings in business members’ restaurants.
Bylaws may need to change to make for a smaller, more nimble board: Maybe for November.