University of Alberta Community Committee
The UACC was formed in 1999 and includes representatives of all communities that are adjacent to University owned land throughout the Edmonton area, including Parkallen. The special committee is used by the University to inform communities of their activities and proposed development plans. Meetings are typically held bi-monthly. This committee is changing and appears to be evolving away from infrastructure development to more of a platform for community engagement surrounding the University of Alberta.
South Campus Neighborhood Coalition
The SCNC was initiated in September 2010 and is comprised of two representatives of the 8 communities that are adjacent to the South Campus development lands. The coalition was formed to improve the ability of these neighborhoods to effectively consult with and provide community perspective to the University of Alberta. The concerns that prompted its formation were rooted from a lack of consultation and movement away from the principles and spirit of the 2002 Long Range Development Plan.
The successful integration of South Campus developments into our communities through mutually beneficial and compatible land uses and developments is a high priority for the SCNC. Parkallen’s involvement is vital to the cause and our volunteers can expect meetings to range from twice a month to bi-monthly.
South Campus Consultation Group
The SCCG was created as a result of the out of court resolution of a lawsuit filed by the SCNC against the University. The lawsuit was prompted by the development of the radioisotope production facility on the old Balmoral site, the process used to redefine the land use to facilitate the development and the consultation process surrounding the development. Meetings have been accelerated and took place over the summer of 2012 and will continue to be intensive until after the University completes the amendment of the Long Range Development Plan.
Central Area Council of Community Leagues
The CACCL became registered under the Societies Act on April 26, 1996 to provide communities members with an active forum to address and invigorate aspirations amongst inner city neighborhoods in South Edmonton. Initial neighborhoods involved included Allendale, Belgravia, McKernan, Parkallen, Pleasantview, Queen Alexandra, Strathcona and Windsor Park. The Central Area Council of Community leagues have since expanded to house the communities of Empire Park and Rossdale.
This active council continues to play an integral role in the advocacy of its members and in sharing information with its community leagues. Parkallen is currently looking for a community member to represent our community. If you are interested in representing Parkallen on this initiative, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in projects related to your neighborhood development and community engagements with the University of Alberta, including the 109 Street Area Redevelopment Plan and transportation? Are you excited about the notion of increasing the accessibility to modes of transportation such as walking, biking, and public transit in Parkallen? If you are, we are looking for several volunteers to join us on one of our many rewarding committees. Any interested volunteers please email email@example.com.