“ZOOM-BOMBED!” Yes, UPNA’s Candidate Forum this past Wednesday night (July 22, 2020) was hacked, forcing us to deliver the promised recording in two segments in order to delete pornographic material. However, thanks to the patience and graciousness of the two candidates, Ms. Sande Calkins and Dr. Leanetta McNealy, we quickly regrouped and had another excellent discussion about issues facing Alachua County Public Schools in the COVID-19 era. We also apologize to Ms. Calkins for the video problems she experienced, although her audio was clear. Here are the links to Part 1, followed by Part 2:
The UPNA will host a forum for the Alachua County School Board, District 4 seat. Please join us on ZOOM (info below) Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:00 PM to hear candidates Ms. Sande Calkins and Dr. Leanetta McNealy.
The UPNA will host a forum for the Alachua County School Board, District 2 seat. Please join us on ZOOM (info below) Tuesday, July 14th at 6:00 PM to hear candidates Khanh-lien Banko and Diyonne McGraw.
There will be activities for kids of all ages, and Gainesville’s
popular magician-juggler-balloon artist, Magic Mike, will perform.
Delicious pulled pork from the Pearl Country Store and BBQ will
be served, along with beef and veggie hot dogs. Please bring
your favorite side, salad, or dessert.
While this event is free, donations and annual dues are gratefully
accepted. We hope you can join us!
SUNDAY, APRIL 28th, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
– J.J. Finley Elementary School –
NW 5th Avenue Entrance
Rain Date is Sunday, May 5, 2019
The Annual Meeting of the University Park Neighborhood Association was held at the United Church of Gainesville on Sunday, October 28th. Approximately 85 were present. Roberts (Bob) Mounts, President, called the meeting to order at 4 pm, and advised that a quorum was present.
Thanks to all who came out for another interesting and informative forum. For those of you who were unable to make it, a video of the event has been archived on Facebook. The debate itself starts at around the 4 minute mark:
Join us for a spirited debate among the candidates in the Gainesville City Commission races. There are two races: District 1, and At Large seats. The candidate forum is on Sunday, February 25th from 3 to 5pm. It will be held at United Church of Gainesville located at 1624 NW 5th Avenue.