CLRC Annual Meeting Thursday Night

by John Kiljan

Dear CLRC members and friends, 

The Citizens for a Livable Ralston Community will hold its annual meeting Thursday July 19th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the old library (now the Arvada Community Food Bank) at 8555 West 57th Avenue. 

Mark Deven, Arvada’s City Manager, has accepted our invitation to lead off as a guest speaker at the gathering, taking questions on any subject of interest to residents and businesses along the central Ralston Road corridor.  If you want up-to-the-minute information on what’s happening in the Garrison Street park, chances of a replacement for the Fisher Pool, other plans for recreation in the area, the development of the Triangle, sidewalk replacement on Ralston Road, or any of the other issues that our members have been bringing up, here’s your chance to ask what the City administration is doing.

However, the meeting will primarily be to let you know what’s been done with the issues you raised when we first got started over a year ago.  We need our members and friends to tell us how well we’ve done during our first year as a neighborhood association.  And how (or even if) we should go forward in the coming year.  Considering all the issues presented to us when we first got started at the beginning of 2011, that’s a lot of ground to cover.  Please bring your thoughts, concerns and ideas to the meeting.  Only you can tell us where you think our association should be going in the coming year. 

The meeting is free and everyone is welcome, but the meeting room is a work area for the food bank and children must be supervised.  Entry is through the south doors.  If you want to volunteer to help out — bring cookies, move tables around, make ice tea, write up nametags, distribute notices to neighbors, etc, please contact me at the information below.


Our first CLRC meeting was held February 8, 2011.  It was devoted almost entirely to hearing what your neighborhood issues were.  If you missed that first meeting, you can read the meeting notes complete with a list of neighborhood issues by following this link,

or by following this shortlink:

You can also see the 150 or so neighborhood news and information articles we have sent out to the membership in the last 18 months by going to our home page at

Interested in that picture of the pool?  It’s the Anderson Pool at 44th and Field Street.  Wheat Ridge residents have what our neighborhoods haven’t had for seven years now — a low-cost outdoor community pool with a deep end where their kids can learn to swim.  The accompanying photo of neighborhood kids playing in the lawn sprinklers was taken by Councilor Cook near 57th and Allison. 

You can learn more about the Anderson Pool by going to this City of Wheat Ridge link:

 John Kiljan, 303-423-9875 or

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2 Responses to CLRC Annual Meeting Thursday Night

  1. Kristine Hanson Farley says:

    I’ll be there … (and this time I even have the correct MONTH!)

  2. Kristine Hanson Farley says:

    Tonight’s meeting was a great chance for concerned Arvadans to meet, get their questions answered, and to make a plan to help continue keeping Arvadans informed about the changes and goings on in our city. This group is a great community builder. Thanks, Gentlemen!

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