About Benton Park West Neighborhood Assocation
Benton Park West Neighborhood Association (BPWNA) was incorporated in 1998 with the state of Missouri and the IRS to be a 501(c)3 organization. The neighborhood association was formed to benefit improvement of the neighborhood and a voice for residents in the Benton Park West Neighborhood.
The mission of the Benton Park West Neighborhood Association is to Enhance and strengthen the neighborhood and its residents by promoting safety, beautification, local organizations, communication, and diversity. The focus of the organization is to advocate for the recognition, renewal, and sustainability of Benton Park Wests unique human and physical resources, to serve as a voice for the neighborhood, and to help ensure quality living.
Benton Park West Neighborhood Association strives to fulfill the mission with the vision of providing monthly communication and promotion of quality of life components to make the neighborhood comfortable and a pleasant place to live. This work is done through fundraisers to support the projects and committee work, free events to residents and surrounding communities, and support of every day quality of life improvement.
The activities and fundraising are diverse which allow virtually any resident to be involved at some point in the organization. Even if a resident isnâ€™t a paid member of BPWNA, they are still supported as residents. And example of this is the monthly newsletter. This publication is not limited to paid members, but available to all residents. Approximately 1200 households are reached each month by The Porch Review, the monthly newsletter of BPWNA.
The Board of BPWNA is considered a working Board, which means that every board member (elected or committee chair) is expected to do more than just come to meetings. The Board meets monthly, generally the first Tuesday of each month, to conduct routine business of the neighborhood association. All residents and interested parties are invited to find out what is happening in Benton Park West. The Board also conducts the monthly neighborhood meetings, generally the third Thursday of each month.
The BPWNA Board consists of elected postions which consist of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and two Member-at-Large postions. There are also Committee Chair which complete the Board. The committees are: Beautification, Block Link, Communications, Dog Park, Facilities, Finance/Fundraising, Membership, Publicity, Safety and Quality of Life, and Youth.
Amoung the many tasks of the Board, one important area is to help guide new businesses and events in the neighborhood with proven guidelines to ensure protection of the residents, yet still recognize the need for commercial and business growth in the area.
If you have further questions about Benton Park West call the neighborhood office at 314.771.0803 or email the president, Linda Hennigh, at email@example.com