1. Why is the movement to restore neighborhoods important to you?

I am still new to Dallas, having relocated about three years ago. Although still familiarizing myself with the various neighborhoods comprising the city, many groups, and individuals have extended themselves and included me in various activities that have afforded me wonderful glimpses of neighborhood life that I instantly understood the value of preserving and restoring.

2. Why do you want to be involved with this movement?

Many forces historically enlisted in the name of “progress,” including insensitive public policy, have, in retrospect, made neighborhoods less desirable places to live. Sometimes time is better spent replanting than seeking greener pastures elsewhere.

3. What does the word “neighborhood” mean to you, and where do you find that in Dallas?

Definitions from various sources have been offered for “neighborhood.” I favor one that defines it as a place, typically defined geographically, having personal settings and situations where residents seek to realize common values. Such settings offer opportunities to provide a context for sharing and experiencing the diversity of perspectives essential to the creation of high quality, livable communities.