First Annie Glidden North neighborhood meeting to be held June 29

DeKALB – DeKalb County Community Gardens is coordinating with several other organizations to hold the first of a series of neighborhood meetings in the Annie Glidden North Neighborhood.

The first meeting will be held 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Westminster Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb.

The meeting will include informational about the progress being made to implement the core projects of the Annie Glidden Revitalization Plan. During the meeting, DCCG will share information and gather input from residents about the Community Food Health and Education Center coming to the Annie Glidden North Neighborhood. The event is also an opportunity for the neighborhood to come together to discuss strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the neighborhood.

“It is our hope that this will be the first of several meetings to get people of the neighborhood together to start growing community,” Dan Kenney, founder and executive director of DCCG and President of Opportunity DeKalb, said in a news release from the community gardens. “First step to creating lasting change is to get people of the neighborhood together so they can get to know one another. If we are truly going to be one DeKalb, then we need to start to have dialogue with one another across all areas of the community.”

Other organizations involved in the Annie Glidden North Neighborhood meeting and working in the neighborhood include: Family Service Agency, DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau, Adventure Works, DeKalb Township, Sir Donald Foundation, NIU, Opportunity DeKalb, Center of It All, and DeKalb County Community Gardens.

For more information about the meeting, email Dan Kenney at

Katrina J.E. Milton

Award-winning reporter and photographer for Shaw Media publications, including The Daily Chronicle and The MidWeek newspapers in DeKalb County, Illinois, since 2012.