Why should we organize? What are the benefits?

The City has made a commitment to notify and consult with Neighborhood Associations on matters of neighborhood interest. For example, Neighborhood Associations will be notified when:

  • Significant neighborhood projects are being discussed or proposed such as a street reconstruction, park development or redevelopment or land use planning.
  • There is a City matter or public hearing.
  • The City is seeking resident input and organizes a neighborhood group for this purpose.

Other benefits include:

  • Communication Support – Even though the City is not the primary communication vehicle for Neighborhood Associations, the City will ensure residents are aware of the recognized neighborhood associations in the community.
  • Meeting Space – City-owned meeting space is available and free of charge for Neighborhood Association meetings or events.
  • Guest Speakers –City staff may be requested as a guest speaker for the Neighborhood Association.
  • Annual Workshop – the City will coordinate an annual workshop for the recognized Neighborhood Associations to share ideas and best practices.
  • Annual Award – Each year the Mayor will give a Neighborhood Association Award to recognize a neighborhood for their excellent effort in community building.

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1. What is a Neighborhood Association?
2. What is the difference between a Homeowners Association and a Neighborhood Association?
3. Why did Edina create a city supported neighborhood program?
4. What can Neighborhood Associations do?
5. What does a Neighborhood Association get “recognized” by the City?
6. Why should we organize? What are the benefits?
7. Does the City provide any funding to neighborhood associations?
8. What are Association bylaws?
9. What is a Neighborhood Board or Steering Committee?
10. Why are we required to hold one annual meeting and give notice to all residents?
11. Why are we required to provide a primary contact to the City?
12. How is membership determined?
13. Why can’t an Association mandate membership dues?
14. Does the City cover an Association’s liability insurance?