Kennedy Park

(formerly Near West Side Cooperative Alliance)

KPNA Officers (L to R): Vice President Ray Thompson, President Viola Sims, Secretary Marilyn Gachaw, Treasurer Kelly Jay (March 2018)

Kennedy Park Neighborhood Association, Inc.

Kennedy Park is on the move! The neighborhood association affirmed new officers and bylaws in March 2018 and is working to increase membership and activity in the neighborhood. If you’d like to have a role in shaping the future of Kennedy Park, now is the time to get involved!

Our Mission Statement:

It is the mission of KPNA, Inc. “to build a community of residents, businesses, civic and faith-based organizations that work together to combat community deterioration and improve the quality of life for all Kennedy Park residents.”

Officers:

  • President: Viola Sims
  • Vice President: Ray Thompson
  • Secretary (acting): Marilyn Gachaw
  • Treasurer: Kelly Jay

Neighborhood Boundaries:

North: Lincolnway West
South: Washington St.
East: La Porte St.
West: Bendix Ave.

Meetings:

Meetings are the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Association’s community space, located at 1906 Linden Ave.

Minutes and Agendas:

Events & Newsletters:

  • Newsletter: June 2018 (PDF)
  • Kennedy Park Neighborhood Cleanup: Saturday, May 12, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon. Meet at 1906 Linden. Volunteers needed! Supplies and refreshments provided. See flyer (Google Drive).
  • Kennedy Park Fire Hydrant Painting: (Rescheduled for) Thursday, May 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. Meet at Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture 1045 W Washington St. Volunteers needed! Supplies and refreshments provided. See flyer (Google Drive).

Contact:

If you’re interested in Kennedy Park neighborhood activities, contact any of these officers:

  • President: Viola Sims (574-204-3407)
  • Vice President: Ray Thompson (574-340-6362)
  • Secretary (acting): Marilyn Gachaw (marilyngachaw@aol.com)

Or, learn more on the Kennedy Park Facebook page.

Additional Information

  • Bylaws (PDF. Updated March 2018)

Last updated: May 8, 2018, NRC (MSP)