MHNA President’s Message

By Tory Kress

I don’t know about you, but after the snowy spring we had this year, I’m beyond ready for summer! I hope you all have plans to get out and about in the neighborhood, meet up with neighbors old and new, and enjoy all our community has to offer. As you may know, Murray Hill meetings are on hiatus over the summer (there is enough to keep everyone busy during the summer!) and restart in August.

I want to offcially welcome two new volunteers to our association—Eryn Longstaff and Kevin Germino. Eryn is the new editor of Murray Hill News! Eryn is proud to have put down roots in the neighborhood where she has lived off and on for several years. She loves walking around the neighborhood and enjoying all it has to offer! She lives with her fiancé Kevin and their dog Luna. Eryn graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in English in 2011. She is currently working at Northwestern Mutual in their Distribution Strategy department.

Kevin stepped into an open board position on short notice. He recently moved to the neighborhood, and is loving living by the Urban Ecology Center and his beloved Oak Leaf Trail. Kevin graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Computer Engineering in 2013. He works at Artisan Partners as a web developer. Thank you Eryn and Kevin!

I also want to thank Mike Varney, our outgoing editor, for his contributions and assistance during our transition period, as well as Donnel Thompson, outgoing board member, for his service on the board and commitment to the neighborhood.

Finally, a reminder we can’t stress enough: MHNA exists to support a great quality of life for all its residents, so we want to hear from you! What do you love about Murray Hill and the East Side and how would you like to see it improved? What talents or ideas can you offer to help enhance your neighborhood? Do you have some time to volunteer?  Reach out to any of our board members with your questions, comments, and ideas.

—  May 2018  —