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Organizing Your Neighborhood Association

Organizing a neighborhood association can be very rewarding. A great deal more can be accomplished if tasks are divided up among several people so that no one person has to do the whole job. The shared satisfaction of success is contagious. You can expect the preliminary work to take three to six months. To get started, you will need to consider the following basic actions:

1. Outline possible boundaries for your neighborhood
2. Suggest an association name
3. Identify neighborhood issues
4. Identify potential leaders
5. Form a steering committee
6. Create a notice letter announcing the first meeting
7. Schedule an initial meeting  



What are the geographic boundaries of your neighborhood? Most people have an opinion on where their own neighborhood begins and ends but it’s likely that not everyone will agree on the exact boundaries. Work together to map out an area that you think most can agree with. Try to use “hard” boundaries like major roads, railroads and natural features such as lakes.