WPCNA: White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations
WPCNA White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations: The Voice of the Neighborhoods. Battle Hill
Bryant Gardens
Carhart
Colonial Corners
Downtown
Eastview
Ferris Ave
Fisher Hill
Fulton Street
Gedney Circle
Gedney Farms
Gedney Manor
Gedney Meadows
Gedney Park
Haviland Manor
Highlands
Hillair Circle
Holbrooke
Idle Forest
North Broadway
North Street
Old Mamaroneck Rd
Old Oak Ridge
Prospect Park
Reynal Park/Rocky Dell
Rosedale
Saxon Wood
Stewart/Ross
Soundview
Westminster Ridge
Woodcrest Heights
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The White Plains Council of Neighborhood Associations (WPCNA) coordinates the neighborhood associations in White Plains, NY.

Its purpose is to enhance the quality of life in the City, and in particular, in its neighborhoods.

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As an advisory council, the WPCNA functions by disseminating information and opinion to the public and public officials, and by encouraging local action.

Its monthly meetings bring together both representatives from the member associations, who come to discuss the citywide issues impacting their neighborhoods, and unaffiliated White Plains residents, who come to voice individual concerns.

The WPCNA encourages members to develop and share resources and activities to benefit the people of White Plains.

Photos by and about WPCNA members and events. This Blooming City - It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood with Bill Brady and Todd Gordon

December Holiday Meeting: Reinventing the Concept of Local News

The December Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Education House, 5 Homeside Lane, White Plains, NY. The Annual Holiday Meeting will include the Election of WPCNA Officers, a pizza dinner menu, and a roundtable discussion of the Role of Social Media in Making, Breaking and Publishing Local News.

Facebook Local News

With the almost total demise of local newspapers in White Plains, what constitutes news, who curates it, and how it's monetized and consumed has changed radically. Nobody makes a daily stop at the newsstand to pick up a paper. Instead we have Facebook open most of the day as we consume, create and personally curate "the news."

Our presenters at the December Meeting will include some of the people who administer and moderate local Facebook groups, including the Highlands Neighborhood Association Group, the White Plains Citizens to be Heard Group and the Moms of White Plains Group. These groups have large memberships and substantial daily activity. They promote discussion and report news and events that are often the starting point for substantive discussion.

Rich Liebson, Central Westchester reporter for Lohud. (aka the Journal News) will also join us to compare and contrast traditional news and the news as seen on social media.

The meeting is open to the public -- bring your friends and neighbors -- and will start promptly at 7:30 pm. A pizza dinner will be served.

This is sure to be a lively evening so please come early to allow time for audience participation and networking.

NOTE:
1. Annual WPCNA dues for 2018 are still only $25. Neighborhood association delegates should bring a check payable to WPCNA to the meeting or mail their check to WPCNA/Tom Osbeck PO Box 602 White Plains NY 10602. One check per association.
2. 2018 Meeting Schedule 1/9/2018, 2/13/2018, 3/13/2018, 4/10/2018, 5/8/2018, 6/12/2018, 9/11/2018, 10/9/2018, 11/13/2018, 12/11/2018. All meetings are second Tuesdays.

If you'd like to speak or have a suggestion for a future WPCNA meeting, please let us know.


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Co-Presidents
Bill Brady
Andrew Custodio

Vice-Presidents
Ron Palmer
Christopher Price

Treasurer
Tom Osbeck

Recording Sec'y
Ruthmarie Hicks

Corresponding Sec'y
Louis Bruno
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Last update: Thursday, December 06, 2018.