Forming a Neighborhood Association

Criteria for Recognition

To be officially recognized as a neighborhood association, these criteria must be met:

  • Geographical boundaries must be clearly defined.
  • Membership must be open to all residents within the boundaries.
  • A name must be agreed upon.
  • There must be a mission statement and purpose for the association.
  • There must be at least two public meetings, followed by a public annual meeting where a board of directors is elected by the neighborhood.
  • There must be a contact person for the association.


Funding for the association is provided by the Neighborhood Leadership Council. Monies are available to fledgling associations for start-up costs such as printing and meeting expenses.