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Hancock Neighborhood Association Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
7pm – 8:30pm
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To be Sent out To Google i-o List Server Tuesday January 19th

Call to Order: Hugh Bender
Treasurers Report: Bruce Fairchild
Committee Reports and Announcements
Presentation by City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department
PARD Staf will provide an update on Hancock Golf Course including activities to date, revised
timelines, key dates, community engagement process, result to date and answer questions as time
Announcements: Hugh Bender
Update on the IH-35 Redesign Plans: Robyn Ross
Elections of Officers – (See abelow on those running)
Vice President
Other Business
-------------------------------------------HNA Social – Meet the officers: After the meeting is adjourned, everyone is welcome to stay on zoom
for an informal open social discussion to meet the new officers and discuss neighborhood issues.

PRESIDENT - Nominee Coan Dillahunty
Nominated by Julie Strong
As a 20-year resident of Hancock living on Red River, Coan has volunteered in the service of Hancock in several
capacities over the years. Most recently he led the migration from Yahoo email group to and has
served as a moderator for the last three years. He and Jen, his wife, also participated in the Local Historic
District Initiative Committee of HNA which aimed to inform neighbors and encourage healthy dialogue about
historic preservation. The committee facilitated a city-led meeting and produced and distributed a flier and
website ( for the initiative. He has also served as an information technology consultant
for the HNA working most recently on a system to accept online dues payment. Coan is smart, open-minded,
thoughtful and deliberative, and he loves this eclectic neighborhood.
Seconded by: Jetta A. Todaro
VICE PRESIDENT - Nominee Bart Whatley
Nominated by - Ann Tucker
As a longtime resident of the Hancock neighborhood Bart Whatley has been asked to serve in a various roles
with the Hancock Neighborhood Association because he has shown an open mind, a focus on process, and a
willingness to impartially investigate the many complex issues that have come before our membership.
He is HNA’s appointed member to the Central Austin Neighborhood Planning Advisory Committee (CANPAC)
(the City of Austin recognized Neighborhood Planning Team); he worked on the Neighborhood newsletter; he led
HNA’s neighborhood planning activities using his skills as a professional architect and planner. He understands
our need for timely and accurate communication among our membership. His communication and computer
skills, including social media, will assist HNA's efforts towards implementation of our future. As a longtime
resident of the neighborhood with years of participating in neighborhood meetings and planning activities, he
understands our history and the need for collaborative dialogue between our longtime and new residents.
Bart is the type of leader who tries to solve problems; he has served this Association in many unseen roles with
thoughtfulness and distinction, and will continue to do so.
Seconded by: Kevin McKinney

Nominated by Kristene Blackstone
In her day job as a product designer, her role is to gain buy-in and build consensus amongst stakeholders. She
has years of experience facilitating workshops in which large groups of executives who have competing priorities
come to agreement on a single vision. These design thinking workshops could help our neighborhood make
decisions about important topics in a way that establishes trust and buy-in within our community. Her expertise in
technology would help her to automate some of our administrative practices. For example:
 Improving the website CMS and design so that communicating with our residents is easy for the
executive committee
 Streamlining the member sign up process & making it seamless with the website.
 When neighbors pay dues through the website, our system could automatically enroll them into our
listserv, and populate their information within a member spreadsheet.
 When members lapse in yearly dues, automate an email reminding them. And until they submit a new
payment, the member spreadsheet will automatically mark them as inactive until payment is received.
 Automate a process where neighbors may check if they are up to date and registered on our website.
As a member of the executive committee, she would help facilitate transparency and ensure that our
neighborhood association represents its residents. She is a homeowner in our neighborhood and is excited to
contribute to our evolving community!
Seconded by: Sam Osborne

SECRETARY – Nominee Robyn Ross
Nominated by - Jackie Burniske
Robyn is committed to supporting and taking action in the best interest of the Hancock neighborhood. She has
lived in Hancock for 7 years. Recently, she led the initiative to inform the Hancock neighborhood about TXDOTs
proposed changes to I-35. She composed a flyer and coordinated distribution of the flyer in the neighborhood.
She also informed the neighborhood through email. This is one specific example of her commitment and strong
work ethic for the neighborhood. - Jackie Burniske, 800 East 44th St
Seconded by: Kathy Macchi

TREASURER – Nominee Bruce Fairchild
Nominated by - Carolyn Palaima:
Bruce has been HNA Treasurer for 10 years or so and has kept solid records for reporting back to the
membership at the regular meetings. He maintains the dues paid list each year and manages payments for the
HNA 4th of July Parade and now the HNA Zoom and io fees. His experience has made the process of keeping
the accounts for the HNA seamless.
Seconded By: Terri Myers