In Attendance at Vero Coffeehouse: Marina Herrera de Hajek, Miriam Jordan, Nan Laurence, Robert Long, Dana Magliari, Joseph Newton, and Mike Sullivan.
The Group reported on it activities:
- POEM was a “mini stop” at the January First Friday ArtWalk. Approximately 40 community members stopped by to learn about the Post Office building.
- Co-chairs Miriam Jordan and Robert Long were on KLCC’s Northwest Passage program January 4 to publicize POEM on the ArtWalk.
- Co-chairs met with Linda Zimmer, faculty member in the Interior Architecture program of the School of Architecture & Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. (Under consideration to present to students as possible project.)
- Miriam sent information to Phaedra Livingstone of the Art History and Arts Management programs of the School of Architecture & Allied Arts. Under consideration to present to students as possible project:
§ Building considerations;
§ Hidden liabilities;
§ How spaces could be used;
§ Address easements (i.e., conservation);
§ Seismic upgrades;
§ ADA access issues.
- Fund Raising
o POEM will be pursuing grant writing opportunities:
§ National Endowment for the Arts
§ Spirit Mountain Community Fund
§ Paul Allen Foundation
§ National Parks Service “Save America’s Treasures”
- Follow up on recent contacts;
- Initiate conversations with surrounding property owners;
- Introduce the project to professors of the PPPM;
- Continue conversations with City, County and state officials;
- Continue conversations with federal government;
- Contact A&AD of the UO to present project for student consideration as a class project;
- Visit Albany Post Office that was recently repurposed;
- Visit Coos Art Museum (Coos Bay’s repurposed 1936 Post Office).
Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m. The next meeting has not yet been scheduled.
Respectfully submitted by Miriam Alexis Jordan