At a steering meeting of the Westwood Coalition tonight, Westwood Works announced Mary Jenkins as its new representative, replacing John Eby who will serve in an alternate role. The Coalition approved Mary Jenkins to continue in the role of facilitator, to set and facilitate meetings, to serve as the Coalition’s spokesperson, and to assign committee members and tasks. The Coalition also adopted a set of ground rules, echoing its stated commitment in community meetings, to respect, support, participation. Members of the Westwood Coalition committed to modeling mutual respect.
In a related move, recent disparaging and personal comments, naming individuals, have been removed from this site, as the Coalition seeks to encourage respectful language, while acknowledging that some dissent is healthy to community deliberation. See the comment on the last post for a more expansive explanation.