noun \ˌli-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ DEFINITION:“Livability is the sum of the factors that add up to a community’s quality of life—including the built and natural environments, economic prosperity, social stability and equity, educational opportunity, and cultural, entertainment and recreation possibilities.”
For over 10 years, the ALLIANCE FOR A LIVABLE NEWPORT has worked diligently to promote and enhance the quality of life in our city by providing an unbiased resource for information on issues facing our community.
ALN is a diverse group of residents and businesses with membership open to any resident, business or civic group.
ALN Board Members are volunteers actively involved in many Newport organizations and activities, including our neighborhood associations and local businesses. Their varied backgrounds inform discussion of our five areas of focus:
- Schools & Education
- Natural Environment
- Public Health and Safety
During the past two years alone, 20 community forums were hosted by ALN, including election year forums featuring candidates for Newport’s City Council and School Board; the Casino Ballot issue; and insights into the work and contributions of Newport’s many commissions and boards. All forums were video taped and appear on our ALN website.
If you value the quality of life in our city, please consider supporting the Alliance by
- – becoming a member
- – contributing financially to support our ongoing programs
2016 – in·flec·tion point Definition: A time of significant change in a situation. A turning point after which a dramatic change, with either positive or negative results, is expected to result. 2016 is a year of significance in Newport’s evolution. A confluence of events provides unique opportunities to both define and shape our city’s future. Take stock of the following planning activities now taking place
Newport’s in·flec·tion point 2.2.16 <<<click to download .pdf to learn more!
Celebrating over 10 years of service to Newport, informing and engaging our community on issues impacting both residents and businesses.
“Thank you for all you and the Alliance did during this past election season. And thank you for your continued efforts to ensure that Newport remains a beautiful and thriving (economically educationally, quality of life wise and more) community.” – Dave Carlin, Newport School Committee.
“I thought Wednesday’s event (The Casino Forum) was very well done. While I doubt anyone left having changed their mind, the format and the insistence that the format be kept helped pave the way for a constructive, informative evening. Thanks again, and congratulations.”– David Preston, New Harbor Group.
“ALN has consistently delivered more information to local voters and allowed more voices to be heard than any group, ad or newspaper article ever could. We are so indebted to you for hosting the forum and keeping control of such an impassioned crowd. It was so amazing to have so many voters show up.”– Liz Taber, Citizens Concerned Citizens Against Casino Gambling.
“I really am impressed that both sides came and did this in a civil way. It is democracy at its best, and your organization is to be commended for making it happen.”– Ross E. Cheit, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Brown University.
ENHANCING THE BEAUTY OF NEWPORT
In 2013, ALN launched “Daffodillion,” a civic venture with a goal of planting 1 million daffodils throughout Newport. To date, 385,750 daffodils have been planted, over 1/3 of our “daffy” goal. 150,000 of these daffodil bulbs (with a retail value of over $100,000) have been given away free to Newport residents and businesses, thanks to those who have contributed through the Alliance.
Come this spring, celebrate the blooming of the daffodils at our 2nd Annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival, April 17, 18 & 19. This fall, join us again for our FREE bulb give-away, on October 17th and volunteer to help plant bulbs throughout Newport. Your contribution to ALN, designated for Daffodillion, will help achieve our one million goal.
Go to http://www.Daffodillion.com for more information. ===========================================================
WON’T YOU HELP TO ENHANCE OUR QUALITY OF LIFE?
Your membership and support of ALN allow our efforts to continue
- Become a member of the Alliance; $25 annual membership.
- Support the Alliance with a donation, however large or small.
- Enhance the beauty of Newport by contributing to Daffodillion.