At first glance the Glen Park Association website might look like it always has–beautiful, thanks to the major talents of our webmaster, the tireless Mary Szczepanik.
Perhaps you’ve noticed that many of the columns that were in the print edition are appearing on the website. The final print newspaper was Spring 2021. Since then we’ve been working to migrate the columns to our all-digital platform. Thanks to Nora Dowley, we now have regular columns on Real Estate, the Library, Glen Park History, and City Hall by Supervisor Mandelman.
A closer look will reveal several additions we’ve made to our content. Let’s explore, starting on the left of the Navigation bar:
- GLEN PARK ASSOCIATION: We’ve updated our Board Contacts to reflect the January election of officers, plus committee and subcommittee chairs. Look at the diversity of activities and issues the GPA is involved in. Maybe think about what might interest you as a volunteer on a committee?
- NEWS STORIES: Archives of previous print copies of the Glen Park News dating back to 1977 reside here. Our neighborhood has undergone so much change over the past many decades. Take a trip back in time! Editor’s picks is under construction while we decide what content to place here. In the meantime, view a slideshow of the best of Glen Park News photography. Suggestions for this topic are welcome.
- GPA GRANTS PROGRAM: This year the Glen Park Association revived its grants program. In total, up to $10K in grants will be disbursed, with maximum individual grants of $2500. Find out how to apply before this year’s deadline of Feb. 28. When grants have been awarded, this is the place to find out what projects will benefit from the blood, sweat and tears of the successful applicants, and possible progress reports on the projects.
- CRIME & SAFETY: This is something the Glen Park Association has had as a goal for several years, until Marco Castaneda came along and volunteered to use his technical skills to provide Glen Park with crime and safety information. This tab will be updated monthly and will feature Glen Park crime statistics and incident descriptions. There are links to the Ingleside Station website so you can keep up to date on trends in our police district. There are citywide crime statistics by DataSF in which the user can apply various filters to zero in on information of personal interest. Also there’s a link to SF Safe, a great resource for anyone concerned with protecting themselves and their property.
- CONTACT: Here’s the spot to sign up as a volunteer and submit an event or story for publication.
We are always tweaking the website. Some changes are more apparent than others. One thing on the horizon is to feature ads from local businesses. We here are all volunteers so some projects take longer to achieve in light of everyone’s busy schedules. Kudos to our editor, Beth Weise, who provides excellent guidance as a professional journalist.
Reach out to the Glen Park Association with questions and ideas about our website. We’re always trying to improve the website and the usefulness of the information we provide.