RCPC Sets Board Elections

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The spirit of community support runs long and deep in Rockridge. The Vernon Rock-Ridge Hall, pictured below, can be seen as a first link in a direct line of community service persistent in Rockridge today. As described more fully below and here, funding for the hall's construction came from the sale of shares among community members. Furthermore, "the facility served as a clubhouse for community events and as a children's center," according to web references. The hall was built in 1913.

Current examples of such service include the Rockridge Branch Library, funded by an assessment district established by Rockridge residents, and the Frog Park and Greenbelt, which was conceived, designed and built by the community.

Since the 1970s, the Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC) has worked with the community to envision and plan such projects and bring them to life.

RCPC holds elections for its board of directors in April. If you are at least 18 years of age, live within the RCPC boundaries (http://www.rockridge.org/boundaries), and want to serve your community, you are invited to submit your interest in candidacy for election to the board. Write info@rockridge.org for more details.