Creating Community Together!
Creating Community Together!
Hello Alamitos Heights Neighbors,
Next year, our Alamitos Heights Improvement Association (AHIA) will be celebrating 100 years of service to the community! In 1923, the focus of AHIA was to beautify our neighborhood. In those days oil wells dominated the landscape and by 1927 Alamitos Heights was open for oil drilling. Our neighborhood logo of an oil well turning into a Royal Palm symbolizes this focus on cleaning up the land and beautifying our community.
Over the years, the focus of AHIA has expanded, our current mission statement is, “Creating Community Together.” As 2022 draws to a close I am very proud of the work AHIA has accomplished in creating community. After two years of COVID restrictions we successfully brought back our Easter Egg Hunt, Neighborhood Picnic, Toss-Shred-Recycle Event, more than two dozen Wine Down Friday gatherings, and a great Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Colorado Lagoon with Santa! We also hosted two Community Meetings at the Greek Orthodox Church so that neighbors could meet the candidates for the 3rdDistrict Council Seat and for the office of Mayor of Long Beach.
In addition to these traditional events, our committee for neighborhood beautification organized events to help plant trees, restore the Manila Median, and clean our alleys. If you appreciated these efforts, please consider joining us. Being part of AHIA is a great way to meet your neighbors and ensures your voice is heard regarding concerns or ideas for improvement. New faces are always welcomed to provide a new perspective and fresh ideas.
As we head into 2023 I hope you will share your ideas for what AHIA should focus on next. Change is constant and the challenges our neighborhood has faced in the past are not the same as the ones we will face tomorrow.
I also hope that those of you who have lived in Alamitos Heights for several years will reach out to share some of your fondest memories of the neighborhood with us. We would love to publish your stories, photos, and anecdotes in our emails and flyers next year so we can all share them.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns and aren't sure who to reach out to, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise to do my best to ensure all requests are reviewed in a timely manner and addressed appropriately.
Thank you and once again, I look forward to serving as your president this year.
Membership Engagement - All community organizations better serve the community with a healthy membership. The larger membership base will allow us greater representation with the Long Beach community. This committee will be responsible for Membership drives, maintaining the membership list and new resident gift baskets.
Engaging the community is a significant part of our organization. By joining this committee you help design our safety meetings, suggest guest speakers and assist in Grant writing.
This committee is one of our busiest teams. If you decide to join this group you will help shape and influence the content of the AHIA website, our social media posts, the newsletters and email blasts.
Special Events - AHIA hosts several signature events each year along with many other smaller events. When you join this team you will help support the annual BBQ and Tree Lighting as well as help influence and create more social events for our community
Occasionally a special need arises in the community. This committee would help identify and address these needs as they arise.
This committee will help improve our community's appearance. It's a great group for the member who likes to get active with improvement projects or has special handyperson skills.
We like to deliver a Welcome Bag to new residents of the neighborhood whether you own your home or rent one.
We depend on our resident realtors and word of mouth from our neighbors to find out if someone new has moved into the hood.
Give us a shout if we missed you, because it wasn't on purpose.
Alamitos Heights Improvement Association
5318 East 2nd Street, PO Box #263, Long Beach CA 90803
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