Although we've been around since 1989, the mission of the Madison Valley Community Council hasn't changed. We're still a group of residents working with fellow residents to improve the quality of life in our community. We provide a democratic forum for all and aim to represent the interests of our neighborhood at the city level and beyond.
The Greater Madison Valley Community Council (or MVCC, for short) was originally incorporated by members of the Harrison School PTA. As Catherine Nunnelly wrote in June of 1989:
The council aims to be a democratic community group to serve as a forum for the neighborhood on local and civic matters. We will provide a means for communicating our wishes to school and city authorities. We want to improve our neighborhood in every way.
Over the years the Council, now known as the Greater Madison Valley Community Council, has had many missions: a Village School Partnership with Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School, a conduit for citizen concerns to several city organizations, a proponent of pedestrian and bike safety, a partner in creating the local P-Patch, and a steward and promoter of public green spaces.
We bring people together to work on a rainbow of projects to benefit the neighborhood. Current efforts include community events, disaster preparedness, green spaces, and food security for our neighbors. Want to help? Sign up for our mailing list to become a member. If you'd like information on getting involved in a specific project, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.