Our charter charges us with being a neighborhood champion on a very wide range of topics and issues. Initially, this caused us to force our way into the smoke-filled back rooms of government. Later, we were invited to join in the work on quality of life issues. While we began as just board members it was clear that our capacity to bring people together to find solutions meant that we took positions of leadership – chair, president, etc. on boards, committees, working groups and the like.