Overland Park Coalition
Working Together for a Better Community
4230 SE King RD. PMB-144
Milwaukie, OR 97222
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”.....Margaret Mead
The Overland Park Coalition Against Drug Crime mission is to promote a safe, drug free environment for the residents of Overland Park. We are a volunteer community organization working to improve the livability of the Overland Park Neighborhood. We have partnered with County agencies and area businesses to improve our neighborhood. The Coalition is proud of the progress made over the past twelve years and is looking forward to continued progress in the future. We invite all residents of Overland Park to join us in the many programs, events, and activities to improve our community.
Working Together for a Better Community!
The Coalition and Overland Park has lost a giant. Earlier this year one of our founding members passed away. Dee Lewitz helped form the Coalition 14 years ago and has been a driving force ever since. Dee organized our first National Night Out and every one since (all 13 of them). She helped form the Overland Park Community Court and volunteered at every session (every Tuesday). She helped organize the Johnson Creek Clean-up. I could go on and on. If you browse through this website you will see the things Dee was involved with.
The biggest event for the Coalition is National Night Out. This event was aways planned by Dee. She started organizing for this event in January and straight through to the day of the event in August. Now that Dee is gone we have discovered just how much time and effort Dee applied to this event. So much that the remaining Coalition members are not up to the task. Therefore, this year there will not be an Overland Park National Night Out. We will work to host NNO in 2016.
Dee enjoyed helping her community. I am grateful that she decided to focus her efforts through the Coalition. She is greatly missed,
Norbert Loske, Leader
The next Coalition meeting will be Thursday May. 28th, 2015, 6 pm to 8 pm, Round Table Pizza, Southgate Shopping Center.
The Coalition will be very busy again this year. All Coalition events are targeted to improve the quality of life in the Overland Park Neighborhood. Our events are an excellent way to volunteer in your neighborhood. Check out the events page.
See the new Sewer page for information about the sewer project.
The Neighborhood Watch program really works. It is how the residents of Overland Park took back their neighborhood. The Sheriff's office produces a fine newsletter with lots of information everyone should know.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office now has an online crime map. Note the lack for drug (D) crime on the map. This is quite a difference from just five years ago. There is still quite a bit of Theft (T) on 82nd Ave. There is still work to do.
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."......Will Rogers