Citizen Spotlight: Cyndi Chandler

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Married, has three teenage children

Parks and Recreation Director for the Village of Woodlawn. Cyndi has worked for Woodlawn for 15 years. She started as a volunteer soccer coach and then became Assistant Parks and Recreation Director before serving in her current position.

Village of Woodlawn (lifelong resident, except for time away at college)

Interesting Fact:
Cyndi loves to travel and participate in outdoor adventures. She has been jet skiing, snorkeling, snow tubing, and has climbed the Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica.

Making a Difference with WeTHRIVE!:
Cyndi is a member of the WeTHRIVE! Leadership Team for Woodlawn, Lockland and Lincoln Heights. She has been with this project from the beginning and has always taken a genuine, up-close and personal approach to help achieve the following:

  • A shared-use agreement that offers residents of Lockland and Lincoln Heights discounted membership to the Woodlawn Community Center and its programs. Those communities do not have such a facility.
  • Woodlawn’s first community garden, kicked off in May 2010. Eight families had plots last year and they were able to donate produce to a local church that feeds families in need.
  • Enhanced bike trail by adding fitness equipment, bike racks, benches and picnic tables.
  • Educating residents and motivating them to get involved.

In Her Own Words:
"My driving force is helping people…if I can make a difference in just one person’s life, that is my motivation."

"WeTHRIVE! is a collaboration of families, neighbors and stakeholders in my community working toward a better place to live. It’s about all of us striving to make Woodlawn and surrounding communities a healthier place."

Join Cyndi in making a difference with WeTHRIVE! Click here to find out how.

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February 26, 2015