Join the CTRA Board!

Do you love College Terrace? Want to get more involved in the neighborhood and keep it a wonderful place to live? Join the College Terrace Residents’ Association board!

The CTRA’s mission is to enable residents to work together to maintain and enhance the quality of life in College Terrace. Many features we enjoy in our neighborhood including traffic barriers/calming, the parking permit program, and neighborhood picnics/social events came about thanks to the work of the CTRA and its members.

The CTRA board is currently seeking volunteers for the following roles:

  • Vice President
  • Communications Director
  • Social Coordinator
  • Stanford Observer
  • Research Park Observer

Learn more about these roles and their responsibilities.

Most of these roles are high impact, but low-commitment–a few hours a month at most, including our monthly meetings. We understand people are busy, but serving on the CTRA board is a fantastic way to learn about the issues affecting our neighborhood/city and, even better, do something about them!

If you’re interested, please contact CTRA president Chris Saccheri at ctra-president@collegeterrace.org. Or, come to this Wednesday’s CTRA meeting at 7pm at the College Terrace Library.

CTRA Annual Meeting Tomorrow Morning

The College Terrace Residents Association is holding its annual meeting tomorrow, March 23rd, at University Lutheran Church (1611 Stanford Ave at Bowdoin). Come at 9:30am to mingle and meet with neighbors as you enjoy coffee and pastries from Khoury’s Market.

The meeting will begin promptly at 10am with a welcome and “State of the Terrace” address from current CTRA president James Cook, followed by the election of the 2019-20 CTRA board of directors.

After the voting, Palo Alto mayor Eric Filseth will address the neighborhood and then answer questions. (Have a burning question for the mayor? This is your chance to ask!) After his Q&A, election results will be announced and the meeting will adjourn.

All College Terrace residents are invited and encouraged to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet neighbors from all over College Terrace and hear directly from the mayor on issues of importance to our neighborhood. Hope to see you there!

CTRA Spring 2019 Newsletter

By now, most College Terrace residents should have received a copy of the CTRA’s Spring newsletter “Views from the Terrace” on their doorstep. (Thanks to Erika Enos and her band of volunteers for delivering the newsletters!) If you didn’t receive one, or prefer to read it online, you can download the newsletter here.

The newsletter includes a piece on “Life in College Terrace” by CTRA Social Coordinator Taylor Brady, as well as reports from Stanford Observer Pria Graves and City Observer Margaret Heath (writing about Khoury’s Market). California Avenue Observer Ann Balin contributed a piece about the coyotes that visited College Terrace last year. Thanks to CTRA Communications Director Jens Jensen for putting the newsletter together and to Susan Wilson for doing the layout.

At the end of the newsletter are short biographies of the nominees for the 2019-20 CTRA Board of Directors. The election will be held at our annual meeting this Saturday, March 23rd, at 10am at University Lutheran Church. If you can’t attend, but still want to vote in the election, you can download an absentee ballot (see the ballot for submission instructions).

We’re still looking for volunteers for a handful of positions including Secretary, Research Park Observer, and Social Coordinator. If you’re interested in serving on the board, please email current CTRA president James Cook, or just come to the meeting and volunteer. It’s a fantastic way to serve your neighborhood and community!