The City of Toledo is strongly committed to partnering with neighbors to improve and maintain the quality of life in the neighborhoods that make up our community. Each neighborhood is as unique as the residents, businesses, places of worships, and service providers that inhabit them. It is the residents who are best able to create the kind of neighborhood they desire by working together.
Organizing a neighborhood association is an excellent way to improve your neighborhood and develop a spirit of community and pride. Organized neighbors send a message that everyone is working together to build their community.
WHAT IS A NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION?
A neighborhood association is a geographically-based partnership to improve conditions in a neighborhood through advocacy and the organization of activities. It can include homeowners, renters, and landlords, as well as representatives from businesses, faith based groups, non-profits and schools. The members of the associations should represent the entire neighborhood community and all of its issues and assets. All associations must be representative of the community by being inclusive, non-discriminatory and have elected officers. A minimum of quarterly meetings of the members is required. Through their work, members develop the stability, credibility and political influence necessary to be an effective force in making a stronger neighborhood.
Monica L. Smith