1. Why is the movement to restore neighborhoods important to you?
I want to see a population more connected. By restoring neighborhoods, we allow more areas for neighbors to meet and interact with each other, which in turn, fosters a sense of belonging and pride where citizens live, work, and play. This creates those stronger, safer, happier communities we all want to be a part of.
2. Why do you want to be involved with this movement?
I’m a young professional, and even though I grew up in Dallas, I currently don’t have the power to influence city officials and policy makers. But the good news is that there’s power in numbers, and this particular movement is a group of like-minded Dallasites who want the same things as I do for our great city.
3. What does the word “neighborhood” mean to you, and where do you find that in Dallas?
Neighborhood means having all of your basic services like a grocery store, dry cleaner, and coffee shop close by, and because of that, realizing you’re likely to run into someone you know. It means feeling comfortable, connected, and proud of where you live and work.