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Normal Heights residents re-form community association

SAN DIEGO -- After a several-year hiatus, the Normal Heights Community Association (NHCA) has returned, in part due to a push by an enthusiastic group of supporters and new vitality for the neighborhood. Formed initially as a reaction to the devastating 1985 fire that destroyed over 65 homes, the NHCA was active for a number of years before disbanding.

The reconstituted NHCA elected board members at its May 14 monthly meeting, including Nancy and Mike Palmer. The Palmers are relatively new Normal Heights residents, and two core members of the NHCA. They said a “critical mass” of community interest and involvement led to the group reforming.

“I want a place where neighbors can get together with neighbors and find their niche, whether it be working on cleaning up, safety, socializing or helping one another,” Nancy Palmer said. “A driving force for me is creating a place where my girls can walk or bike to their friend’s houses, and I can walk to their school and take them to all their events and be in the car as little as possible.”

Mike Palmer, who oversees their Communication & Social Media committee, said he would like the new NHCA to improve neighborhood communication, and cited the NHCA’s community calendar on their redesigned website, normalheights.ca, as a good start.

Read the full story in San Diego Uptown News, a SDGLN media partner, HERE.