July 12, 2021
by Meg Daly
On Thursday, July 8th, 2021, Friends of The Underline held its third virtual Community Connection Meeting. Participants heard about our current initiatives: in partnership with Reimagining the Civic Commons, the creation of a goal-based framework for community outreach and metric-based reporting; Phase II and III construction progress; programs and art; Technology Master Plan. The event was moderated by Underline Community Outreach Manager Masi Faroqui. We also heard from our Chief Executive Officer Meg Daly, our Marketing Manager Ana Ruiz, our Chief Advancement Officer, Amy Rosenberg; our Events Coordinator, Ashley Gonzalez and our Chief Technology Officer, Breanna Faye.
During the meeting, we reiterated our opportunity for the community to participate in a Phase 2 Amenity Area Naming survey which ended Friday, July 9th, 2021. The outcomes to be revealed in Fall by mid-September 2021. The Underline team members offered various ways for the community to engage with our staff and presented some exciting initiatives as well.
Safety, Mobility, and Sustainability:
Programming & Art:
Nora Viñas, District Coordinator, Office of Commissioner Eileen Higgins – District 5, Miami-Dade County talked about events held at The Underline’s Brickell Backyard and initiatives to enhance community concerns and Abby Ape, Director of Community Outreach at Brickell Homeowners Association discussed a side-walk restoration initiative and a partnership with Brickell City Center and KLA Elementary for free weekly children art workshops for the month of July.
The community showed great interest in sharing their priorities of safety, mobility, diversity, and inclusivity and programs about nature and music. It was encouraging that attendees are most enjoying walking, butterflies, and the seating in Brickell Backyard. Find the live survey results here.
Learn more about our upcoming meetings and stay involved with The Underline by volunteering and joining our Facebook group here. You may also send questions or comments to: hello@TheUnderline.org. Hope to see you at our next Community Connection Meeting!
About Community Connection Meetings:
Community Connection Meetings are virtual quarterly meetings put together by The Underline to connect directly with our team and community. This is where you will have a chance to make yourself heard and learn more about The Underline’s progress and initiatives. Community Connection Meetings are managed and produced by our Community Outreach Manager, Masi Faroqui.