We released another edition of the Southeast Neighbors Newsletter this morning, our 22nd edition since May of last year. Since that time, our subscriber list has grown from 76 subscribers to over 400, about 7% of the homes in the neighborhood. It’s a great trend, but with the fast pace of developments on the crime and city planning/development scenes, school and local business front, we need to expand our reach so that more people can get announcements and news promptly.
Over the past 20 years, our association has mailed printed postcards and newsletters to all the residents of the city-defined Southeast Eugene neighborhood, about 3,000 homes. Any resident, property owner, or business owner, 18 years of age or older, within those boundaries is a voting member of the association and has received these publications. Funding for these paper mail notices and newsletters is expected to be cut back dramatically over the next year. Email has become a major communication channel for the neighborhood and will continue to be so in the years ahead.
Please sign up for our eNewsletter distribution list if you have not done so already, and if you know people who should be on the list, encourage them to sign up. You can sign up for the email list by filling out the short form on our facebook page. You do not have to be a member of facebook to use this sign up form and your information will not be shared with anyone else. You can unsubscribe from our list at any time by using the Manage Your Subscription link at the bottom of the eNewsletter.
We will continue to use our email distribution list to send alerts if there is danger in the neighborhood, and to share events, opportunities and news. Our board is committed to communication and keeping neighbors informed. We welcome your participation. If you have an event you would like to submit for our newsletter or web site calendar, please contact us and we will share it. The strength of our neighborhood depends on our active community members and it is up to all of us to get involved. Thank you for keeping in touch with your neighborhood.