The next general meeting of the Cooper-Young Community Association will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. The meeting will feature a panel of board members representing the CYCA’s committees. You’ll have the opportunity to hear about each committee and their plans for 2018, provide feedback, and make plans to get involved. Help us make 2018 a great year in Cooper-Young!

Thank you to Ellen Roberds from ioby (“in our back yards”) for speaking at the January general meeting about how such community funding platforms can help community members achieve their goals for the neighborhood. The CYCA and ioby invite your ideas for neighborhood change. Want to create a pocket park, throw block parties, or develop a way to share costs with your neighbors to keep the tree canopy healthy? Contact ioby at ioby.org/idea. Along with the support of the CYCA, ioby will help you shape, fund, and implement your neighborhood project. See what other Memphians are doing with ioby at ioby.org/memphis. — Stephanie Gonzalez