Named for the civic pioneers who made this their home today’s growing neighborhood of Bankers Hill has an influx of young professionals and emerging businesses melding into an established older community. The energy ignited through websites and social media allows more individuals to be a part of newly formed groups for businesses and residents.
Until the spring of 2011 Bankers Hill had no business association or active residents group. Happily, the void has been filled, and the community is making up for lost time with well-attended public meetings and block parties. A dynamic band of Bankers Hill business owners are in their eighth year of organization after receiving grants from the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) Council. Working in conjunction with other BIDs allows many benefits from networking to financial support. For details, including the location of the next meeting, visit BankersHillBusinessGroup.com.
At the same time, a volunteer group (with no funding or dues) established monthly meetings to share community information and give residents a voice in neighborhood decisions. The Bankers Hill Residents Group first held meetings at St. Paul’s Cathedral, but have changed location to the Indoor Sports Club (now known as the Bankers Hill Clubhouse), 3030 Front St. The door opens at 6pm with meetings beginning at 6:30. Everyone is encouraged to attend and attain access to government reps before hearing interesting presentations. In its first year the residents’ organization created a Facebook page, a website (BankersHillCommunity.org) and worked together with the new Bankers Hill Parking Committee to outreach for pedestrian, bicycling and parking improvement solutions.
Wherever you live, please get involved in groups to make your community better!
The Bankers Hill Community Group is a 501(3) organization.*many thanks to Hillquest.com for this information