The Trolley Patrol Board and Committee Chairs have been meeting on a regular basis to work through various communication, membership, marketing, and finance related initiatives. The May meeting was held on Saturday, May 13, and this summary was written by Trolley Patrol Secretary, Suzy Meier.
Communications Chair Lauren O'Brien presented a draft of the May newsletter, and discussed marketing materials, social media updates and an upcoming neighborhood watch training. Uzo Okafor, who is looking to revamp our Trolley Patrol web site, updated the Board on the progress of upgrading the website and other software tools which might prove useful to us and which possibly can be accessed for free. Brent Huff, Treasurer, advised that the TP is currently looking positive to break even for the current amount of weekly patrols and the number of members. All invoices to Banneret (supplier of our officers) are now current. Greg Swartzberg, President, advised the Board that he is working with Banneret on various operational aspects.
Atlanta City Councilwoman Carla Smith joined the meeting, and gave input on contacts in the various neighborhoods within the Trolley Patrol footprint. This is much appreciated as we want to begin marketing to the areas which have lower numbers of members. She also advised on city resources which may be tapped into for information and coordination.
The next meeting is planned for late June.