Fort McCoy News Jan. 12, 2018

Post Housing Community Association

seeking more involvement;

meeting planned for Jan. 23

BY SCOTT T. STURKOL
Public Affairs Staff

The South Post Housing Community Association at Fort McCoy is an organization open to all members of the installation's housing area.

"This is a resident-led and -driven group," said Housing Manager Zach Hynes with the Directorate of Public Works (DPW).
"Every member of the housing community is a member of this association, and they are encouraged to participate in what the association does."

The association meets next at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in building 6158, the South Post Community Center.
"During this meeting, we'll be looking for a new mayor and deputy mayor for the association," Hynes said. "With that in mind, we'd like to see as many of our residents attend as possible."

The association normally meets every third Tuesday of the month at the South Post Community Center, but for January they are meeting on the fourth Tuesday. "We wanted to allow for extra time after the holidays," Hynes said.

The reason behind the association is that it allows residents to bring ideas to improve the housing community.

"This is an opportunity for our residents to work together to make the area a better place to live," Hynes said. "They can offer ideas for events and it's a great opportunity for residents to meet each other. And as our residents get to know each other better, we can improve the community that much more."

Even outside of the monthly meetings, housing residents can bring ideas to the association at any time, Hynes said. "Residents can contact housing staff and we will work with association representatives to help carry out new ideas and improvements."

For more information about the association, call the DPW Housing Division at 608-388-3704 or 608-388-3906.