Wednesday, July 27, 2016

This is who volunteers in North Willow Glen, Part 4

Another in our occasional series about who volunteers in North Willow Glen.

Bill Rankin
Year you moved into the neighborhood: 1999
What drew you to North Willow Glen: The affordable housing prices and the potential we saw in North Willow Glen
What you love about our neighborhood: The many ways that neighbors help neighbors
What you do to help out in North Willow Glen and why it’s important to you:
I lead the North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association because I saw other volunteers stepping up and knew that they needed help to make great things happen. I’ve seen the positive impacts of NWGNA’s work every year in the neighborhood and it continues to get better and better. I also lead Save Our Trails, a group that advocates for trails all over Santa Clara County. I initially became involved because of the opportunity to develop a trail using the rail line that goes right through Willow Glen, and it is now becoming a marvelous trail connection. To see it lost would have been a sad occurrence and a missed opportunity. I also help out with understanding the impact of high-speed rail on our area. It’s important to keep the neighborhood intact and mitigate the effect of high-speed rail on North Willow Glen.

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