Spearheaded College Park Day in 2010, Patrick brought together a group of resident volunteers to start the first College Park Day. The goal of this event was to highlight the diversity of our city and bring all of our diverse communities together into an annual event with food, entertainment and fun. This event has grown every year and this year's event, planned for September 26, 2015, will likely be the biggest one yet.
Developed College Park Micro-grant Program to support neighborhood events and gatherings started by residents and help build community. So far, residents have taken advantage of this grant program to host community events.
Founded the College Park Community Foundation in 2011, Patrick took on another initiative to bring College Park residents to help build our community, and started the College Park Community Foundation. This non-profit organization officially started its work in December 2012, and has since issued over $5,000 in grants to community organizations, supporting projects to improve education, build community, and enhance the arts community in College Park. CPCF will be starting its third round of grants in August 2015.
Established the Neighborhood Stabilization & Quality of Life Workgroup,
bringing together long-term residents, landlords, students, city staff, police, City Councilmembers and University officials. This council developed a report with over 60 strategies meant to address the challenges presented by the large number of student rentals in neighborhoods around the city. Then formed the Neighborhood Quality of Life Committee to shepherd through implementation of those strategies by various stakeholders.