|Summary of Accomplishments:
Stillwater Drive Neighborhood Association (SDNA) has built a robust email list, created a private neighborhood Facebook page and publishes a bi-annual newsletter to communicate with the community. Through social events and block parties we have created a special sense of community on our street. We worked with CIP to maximize the benefits of new construction including street and swale design, speed-curbing signage, landscaping to increase shade and a new entrance to the community. We continue to work tirelessly to improve the services provided by the Miami-Dade County Special Taxing Districts with an emphasis on transparency and value. Safety on the island has improved with the help and partnership of MBPD. Through organized neighborhood walks, improved security at the guardhouse and the neighborhood watch program, we have seen a decline in crimes. We also implemented the "Trap-Neuter-Return" program to control cat populations on the island.
While our emphasis is on safety and quality of life issues on our island, we also launched projects that have an impact on North Beach and our greater community. These include the development of an annual North Beach Boat Parade, improvements to Stillwater Park, and bringing the first annual Open Water Swim to North Beach. SDNA is involved and active in the revitalization of North Beach. In this effort, we are a voice for family, fitness and parks, the environment, our waterways, and the arts.