Back in August, there was an article in the Edmonton Journal, explaining how property management companies were hiring “social co-ordinators” in apartment complexes to engage their community, run social events and streamline renter experiences. The company, Apartment Life, on their website claims that a social co-ordinator can add up to $188,000 in annual financial benefit and that the more people are connected to their immediate community, the longer they will continue to rent in that location, meaning that the profits are higher for the property companies because they don’t risk losing income on empty space or more frequent move out costs. And I love that people are starting to value the importance of community… but I’m also a little sad that these connections are being motivated by profit.
And if you’ve ever wondered exactly what the community league is – there you go. The community league is Greenfield’s social co-ordinators and we are a whole lot cheaper than a paid company. Your community league is here, not only to run events, and engage with our community and enhance the experience of living as part of our community, but to help all our members engage in the way they want to. Have an idea for an event you’d like to run? Come talk to us! Have some great ideas or a different way of seeing a challenge? Stop by one of our meetings. Have lots of fun while eating hot dogs and just participating? That’s good too. So – the weather outside is turning colder, but keep showing up Greenfield. It’s all of us that make us an
extraordinary community to be a part of.
As always, don’t forget to purchase your Community League Membership for 2019/20. Your membership gives you a vote at our AGM and other great benefits. Memberships are $30 for individuals, $15 for seniors, $25 for senior couples and $50 for families.
Memberships can be purchased online (https://www.greenfieldcommunityleague.com/buy-membership.html) or at our AGM in early 2020.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and look forward to seeing everyone out and about (or shopping at the new Dollarama)!