Proposed Changes to the Neighborhood Association Bylaws
Bylaw changes were proposed at the 10/1/2013 semi-annual Neighborhood Association meeting. The proposed changes include changing the Neighborhood Association name to Comanche Foothills Neighborhood Association, decreasing the number of board members from 9 to 7, combining the Vice President and Secretary postions into one position, and decreasing the number of required yearly board meetings. The changes also include some other minor changes to clean them up.
CLICK THIS LINK to view and / or download a copy of the proposed DRAFT bylaws.
Annual Dues Are Now $0
Please Download and Submit A Membership Form
The board voted to set the 2013-2014 dues at $0, so there is no cost to our neighbors to join or rejoin the GHSCGNA.
If dues are $0, then why should I fill out the paperwork and become a member? Every Neighborhood Association has an obligation to show the city of Albuquerque they represent a majority of theri neighbors, and the easiest way to do that is to show the city how many people have completed and submitted their Membership Forms (PLEASE download a Membership Form by clicking this link).
Why belong to the GHSCGNA? You may or may not know this, but the GHSCGNA is a group of volunteers and who meet regularly to discuss improvement suggestions from our neighbors, to help keep our neighborhood safe and to keep our neighbors informed.
Did you know...your GHSCGNA was responsible for changing what was an undeveloped open space into the linear park we now love, and for getting speed humps added to higher traffic areas for improved neighborhood safety?
Did you know...your GHSCGNA is responsible for refilling the 'doggie bag' dispensers along the linear park? If you don't think that's important, then watch out where you step in the park area south of Candelaria!
Did you know...your GHSCGNA is responsible each year for planting and maintaining the beautiful flowers at the Comanche and Tramway entrance into our neighborhood?
Did you know...your GHSCGNA is a member and regularly attends District 8 Coalition of Neighbor meetings, an organization that represents 27 eastern Albuquerque neighborhood associations? We also attend planning commission, district council and other meetings where issues are discussed that may affect our neighborhood. We are your community voice for improving our neighborhood, keeping our neighborhood looking great and staying safe, and fighting for our rights on those things that we believe are bad for our neighbors.
What you may not know is that much of the work we do is ONLY possible with the income we receive from GHSCGNA Membership dues. PLEASE...consider joining the GHSCGNA or renewing your current membership. It's only $10 per household and it really, REALLY helps us to keep improving our neighborhood.
The GHSCGNA Membership form can be downloaded by clicking this link (requires the free downloadable Adobe Reader). Thank you in advance for renewing your membership or for becoming a new GHSCGNA Member!
Neighborhood Message Board!
Something to sell or give away? A lost or found pet? Suspicious Activity in the area? A special upcoming event you want to let your neighbors know about? Use the Message Board to quickly communicate that type of information (and more) to your neighbors. Read what your
neighbors have to say, write your own comments, let everyone know what's happening in our neighborhood.
Click here to learn more or go to directly to the Message Board at www.GHSCGNA.org/forum
APD recently stated in the ABQ Journal that one of the best deterrents to crime is neighbors sharing Information with their neighbors. Information was posted about suspicious activity near the linear park, and a break-in in our neighborhood. Educate yourself about those incidents, and educate your neighbors about any issues you might have experienced by going to the GHSCGNA message board and posting your own comments.
About Our Neighborhood
Our neighborhood is made up of more than 625 households. Neighborhood development started in the mid 1970's, and there are 5 Subdivisions within our neighborhood: Glenwood Hills South, Casa Grande, Glenwood Square, Pheasant Hill and Prairie Dog Ridge. Our boundaries are roughly from Candelaria on the south side and Tramway to the west side, to Commanche on the north side and Camino de la Sierra on the east side.
The Neighborhood Association was created in the year 2000 with the City of Albuquerque to promote a better neighborhood and community through group action, so that the quality of life in the area shall be in keeping with the social, environmental, cultural and historic needs and interests of the residents. To this end, the activities of the Association shall include, but are not limited to, sponsoring cooperative planning, research, fund-raising, and public education programs as they are deemed necessary.
The original goal of the neighborhood was safety. Concerns for traffic control and property damage led to a meeting of concerned residents in June of 2000. As a result of that meeting members of the neighborhood met with the City to form an association. In September of 2000 the Neighborhood Association was formed and officially recognized by the City. The Association has accomplished many things to make this a better neighborhood since that original meeting.
A sign that a neighborhood is desirable is when new homes are being built in it. Some new homes have been built recently and many have undergone extensive remodeling. This is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Albuquerque. It is close to town, mature, borders the Open Space, and has large homes with spacious lots.