A neighborhood association is a group of residents, business representatives, and other interested citizens that devote their time and energy to improve and enhance a well-defined geographic area. Neighborhood Associations provide a place to meet neighbors, exchange ideas, prioritize projects, propose solutions, and implement plans for the neighborhood. Organizing a neighborhood brings people together to form a collective, united voice.
Neighborhoods usually organize to:
- Build a sense of community among neighbors
- Address neighborhood issues
- Provide the neighborhood with an effective communication link to government officials and other influential groups
- Empower residents to improve their neighborhood
The City of Marion is fortunate to have over 25 neighborhood associations. These associations cover much of Marion, however, there is still room for new association to form. To start a neighborhood association in your area, please call 765-662-9931.