Committees & Projects

GRIA is organized into Committees. The Committees are work-groups that focus on particular areas or projects. Each Committee is headed by a Chair or by Co-Chairs. The goal of having the Committees is to allow residents to get involved on specific projects that interest or affect them most. Committees may be disbanded or created at any time depending on the needs of the neighborhood. GRIA members may chair more than one Committee at a time. We welcome people not just to join GRIA but to sign up for at least one Committee so that we can divide the labor and get things done more effectively.

Anyone can start a committee. If you want to be a part of a committee, email us at info@griaonline.org.

 

Current committees – as of May 2017

Land Use Committee
Meets every first Tuesday of the month, 7:30 pm at 2604 Sisson Street
The Land Use Committee discusses zoning, transportation, and business issues within Remington. Voting members include residents and other community stakeholders; resident committee positions are currently open.

Housing Workgroup
The Housing Workgroup addresses housing displacement in Remington. We are working to form a community land trust that preserves permanently affordable housing in the neighborhood, as well as support our neighbors’ housing needs in other ways.

Housing Health & Safety Committee
Though it seems like houses are being renovated on every block in Remington, many neighbors struggle to make needed repairs. The HHS Committee will raise money and work with contractors and volunteers to address home repairs that are critical to the safety of residents. Stay tuned for more announcements about participating.

Playground Workgroup
Join neighbors and the City’s Rec & Parks Dept. to coordinate the facelift scheduled for the playground at 30th and Miles. Help is especially appreciated to design a mural and plan community events.

Communications Committee
GRIA is currently working on our communications strategy, which will refine our processes for sharing information and collecting feedback from the community. We’d like your help shaping the voice of GRIA.

Sisson Street Community Lot Workgroup
Great news! We received a Homewood Community Partners Initiative Spruce Up Grant to install beautiful landscaping at the Sisson Street Community Lot. We need your help to plan and lead installation days this summer and fall.