BPWNA Committees

Our committees work to improve residents' quality of life and visitors' experiences in Benton Park West!

BEAUTIFICATION

Help improve the appearance of the neighborhood with projects including, but not limited to:

  • Adopt-A-Planter flower-potting program 

  • Alley/ Litter cleanups

  • Graffiti cleanup

  • Planters along Gravois

  • Potting plants and trees

 

If you'd like to join the committee or learn more, please contact Erin Godwin at 636-248-5844.

BLOCK LINK

The Block Link program brings neighbors on a block together for socializing and problem solving and helps connect residents to organizations including the neighborhood association and City government.

 

Block Link Captains share information on their block and collect residents' concerns to be shared with other Block Link captains, aldermen or other City officials. 

 

Contact Chris Schmidt at 314-452-1931 if you'd like to join a Block Link, become a Block Link captain, or learn more.

COMMUNICATIONS

Members of the Communications Committee help Inform residents of happenings around Benton Park West by helping create:

  • Website`

  • Social Media: Blog, Facebook, Nextdoor

  • Event Flyers

  • Press Releases

  • The Porch Review (newsletter)

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Contact Erin Godwin at 636-248-5844 to join the committee or to submit articles, notices, or press releases.

COMMUNITY GARDEN

Committee projects to maintain and improve our community garden include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Weeding and mulching

  • Planting flowers and vegetables

  • Watering during hot weather

  • Mowing grass

Gardeners can have private garden plots or garden with others. The first Saturday of each month is the official Garden Work Day; volunteer or relax any time!

 

Contact Linda Hennigh to request a garden plot, co-garden, or join the committee.

DOG PARK

The Cherokee Dog Park hosts many activities, and we encourage you to join the Facebook Group to see the latest activities or to invite other members for doggie playdates.

Committee activities include:

  • Accepting membership applications

  • Annual renewal letters

  • Ensuring maintenance is performed (contracted labor)

  • Organizing member events and activities

 

If you'd like to join the committee or learn more, please contact the Dog Park Chair, Sarah Pearl

FACILITIES

Help make meetings run smoothly and ensure BPWNA has what is needs to run good events!

 

Projects include, but not limited to:​

  • Insurance: assets, liabilities, and events

  • Mail

  • Setup/tear down for monthly neighborhood meetings

 

If you'd like to join the committee or learn more, please contact Erin Godwin at 636-248-5844.

FINANCE & FUNDRAISING

Keep us a sustainable organization by planning for income to support the work of Benton Park West Neighborhood Association.

 

Projects include, but not limited to:

  • Budgeting

  • Managing operating expenses

  • Assisting with fundraising events such as Mardi Gras, Cinco de Mayo, Taste of St. Louis, etc.

 

If you'd like to join the committee or learn more, please contact BPWNA President as we're seeking a chair for this committee.

HOUSING

Work with potential home owners, mortgage lenders, and realtors to promote available properties and financial incentives. Be sure to visit our Housing page to learn more.

 

Projects include, but not limited to:

  • Friday real estate blasts

  • House and/or Business Tour

  • Vacant property watch and board up

  • Benton Park West Housing Corporation (City review of CDA properties)

 

If you'd like to join the committee or learn more, please contact the Housing Chair, Scott McIntosh at 314-719-6507.

MEMBERSHIP

Maintain and grow the organization's membership so BPWNA has more people power to create the neighborhood YOU want to live in.

 

Projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Accepting membership applications

  • Annual renewal letters

  • Member Appreciation events and activities

  • Soliciting new members

 

If you'd like to join the committee, update your membership, or learn more, please contact Membership Chair, Gwynn Jackson.

QUALITY OF LIFE & SAFETY

Quality of Life & Safety is concerned with trash, drug sales, guns, burned out streetlights, overgrown grass, housing quality, and otherwise ensuring BPW is safe and comfortable. Be sure to visit our Safety page as well. 

 

Projects include, but are not limited to:

  • National Night Out

 

Contact Erin Godwin if you'd like to join the committee or learn more.

YOUTH OUTREACH

The Youth Outreach Committee develops projects that target the neighborhood's youth and coordinates ways to include them in regular neighborhood activities.  

 

Projects included, but are not limited to:

  • Easter Eggstravaganza

  • Movies in the Park

  • Trunk or Treat

 

If you'd like to join the committee or learn more, please contact Youth Outreach Chair, Darren Young.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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