After several months of conversations about the Stapleton name, five community organizations have jointly concluded that what’s needed now is to hear what residents and neighbors think. A decision was made to bring in a facilitator, Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler, who has skills and experience in talking about issues associated with race and diversity, which can be emotional or contentious subjects.
These will be public meetings for residents and people from surrounding neighborhoods to express their opinion on whether the neighborhood name should or should not be changed—and do it in a safe setting where they won’t be called out for expressing an opinion, regardless of where they stand on the issue.
Some individuals from the groups sponsoring the meetings have indicated they want to hear how the community feels, make a decision within their group, and move on with their mission—and not have this discussion continue over an extended time. The five organizations sponsoring the meetings are the MCA, SUN, the Citizens Advisory Board (CAB), the Stapleton Development Corporation (SDC), and the Stapleton Foundation.
Community Discussion About the Stapleton Name
Dec. 11, 1:30 to 3:30pm and 5:30 to 7:30pm
8371 Northfield Blvd.