Kim Callahan – BPNA Social Chairperson

I have had the pleasure of serving as BPNA Board for 3 years.

Originally from Louisiana, my husband Phil& I moved to Bryan Place in 2012. You will frequently spot us walking our dog Gaston in Exall Park. We enjoy spending time with our Bryan Place Family and cheering on LSU & New Orleans Saints.

 

Published on March 9, 2016

Bryan Place Neighborhood Association Websites

The Bryan Place Neighborhood Association is privileged to have an expert webmaster, Phillip Bryan, our neighbor. Sharon Smith created the initial static website in 2008. Phillip began migrating the web in 2010 to a dynamic site using a content management system. He describes our sites as “a work in progress” because the underlying technologies continue to change and improve.

Phillip strives to keep pace with the changes so our membership can easily access neighborhood information regardless of what they use to connect to the web i.e., a tablet, a phone, or a computer.

Our public website is supported by the Association and can be accessed at www.bryanplace.org. It provides an on‐going stream of neighborhood‐
specific information for anyone to see. He has organized this site to provide a glimpse of current information on the home page with links that take you to the expanded content on that subject. He changes the home page content as new information becomes available. The Association’s monthly newsletter is linked to the homepage to provide convenience for the web reader. The reader can use the dropdown lists on the homepage to access a wide variety of information as shown in the following diagram:

News 

  • News Articles
  • Announcements
  • Yard of the Month
  • Newsletter Archive
  • Development

Events

  • All upcoming Events
  • Board Meetings
  • Book Club
  • In the Neighborhood
  • In the Area

Resources

  • Permits and Forms
  • City Services
  • Safety
  • Pets and Strays
  • In the Area

About Bryan Place

  • The Neighborhood
  • The Association
  • The Park
  • The Swimming Pool
  • Contact Forms

The public website provides people moving to within Dallas means to learn about our neighborhood and what a great place it is for living near downtown.

In the last year Phillip has begun the building process for a members‐only site available to paid members of the Bryan Place Neighborhood Association. When you join the Association, you are automatically enrolled in the member‐only portion of the website. Important information is posted in this space relating to the Association’s Board, Board minutes of our meetings, historical documents. You can participate by submitting an article or document you believe would be of interest to other members. You can also update your profile or renew your membership on this
site. The message board provides you the tools to discuss issues with other association members.

Phillip deserves our heartfelt congratulations for an excellent web presence for the Bryan Place Neighborhood Association.

Published on January 22, 2015

General Meeting Notes

On the evening of October 23rd, the Bryan Place Neighborhood Association had its Fall General Meeting, and approximately 50 neighbors attended. Two presentations were given.

Trinity Watershed Management Department

The first presentation was by the City of Dallas’s Trinity Watershed Management Department on the future of storm water flood relief in our neighborhood and the associated underground construction. Unfortunately, this Mill Creek flood project is not slated to provide Bryan Place with additional flood protection for several years, likely not until 2019.

A New Dallas

The second presentation was by local urban planner Patrick Kennedy on his project “A New Dallas.” He has proposed the demolition and removal of I‐345, which is the short freeway connecting I‐45 and I‐75 on the edge of Bryan Place, in order to allow the associated 64 acres to be redeveloped into urban‐friendly uses.

Published on November 10, 2014

Monthly BPNA Board Meeting

The new 2014 Bryan Place Neighborhood Association held their first monthly board meeting for this year on Monday, January 6th.

The Board began the process of setting the calendar of events for the coming year. Issues impacting the neighborhood were discussed including crime, zoning, and landscaping. The board delayed the approval of the 2014 budget until the February 3rd meeting at 7pm at the pool clubhouse at 3030 Adolph Street.

Anyone can attend.

Published on January 6, 2014

November 4 Board Meeting

The Bryan Place Neighborhood Association board held its monthly board meeting on Monday, November 4.

  • Plans were finalized for the annual holiday party.
  • Volunteers to help decorate for the party on Wednesday, December 4 would be appreciated.
  • Nominated officers for the 2014 board were announced.
  • Membership dues for 3030 Bryan were paid.

The next monthly board meeting will be December 2, 2013 at 7PM, held at the pool club house, 3030 Adolph Street.

Remember, anyone can attend these monthly meetings and we encourage your participation

Published on November 4, 2013

Good General Meeting

Thanks to all who came and made it a good turnout for the fall General Meeting last month.

Speakers and presentations were interesting and brief, followed by a question and answer session with District 14 Councilman, Philip Kingston. He encouraged residents to contact his office directly with comments and suggestions at Philip Kingston  or dallasscityhall/District14.

J.W. Ray Elementary

We have received several requests for additional information about volunteer opportunities at J.W. Ray Learning Center, our local elementary school.

Principal Onjaleke Brown gave an outline of recent achievements at Ray, along with a description of volunteer opportunities, at the BPNA Fall General Meeting on October 17th.

Those interested in becoming a “Reading Buddy” or otherwise volunteer can contact Ms. Brown.

Published on October 17, 2013