Dear NPA supporters:
I am writing to express deep appreciation from our slate of candidates, our campaign team, and from the association for your support in the November 15 election race.
This was a passionate, challenging race, and we were up against a formidable campaign machine. Still, we made impressive gains: three Council members (up from two), four Park Board commissioners (up from two), and four School Board trustees (up from one).
We believe our campaign for a more open government that listens will influence the incumbent administration. We are confident our majority on Park Board will preserve our parks and recreation facilities by building more eco-friendly decks and not affecting the independence of our community centres. And we are hopeful our ideas for schools will find their way through our new strength on the board.
In all, we think the NPA is back in the civic conversation, thanks to your support of our effort.
In the time ahead we will reflect on the campaign and reach out to you to identify strategies to strengthen the NPA to make it election-ready in 2018.
But this is a time for gratitude and pride in accomplishment. We have come a long way in a short time and there are brighter days ahead.