A Neighborhood District Association (NDA) links the neighborhood together to create a vibrant local democracy and a stronger community!
Every person who lives in the City of Milwaukie belongs to one of the seven NDAs.
They are powerful resources for all of us. They are the officially recognized voice of the neighborhood and the basic building blocks of democracy in Milwaukie.
Your Neighborhood District Association does the following:
1. Advocates for Community: Represents neighborhood interests to local government, participates on policy committees, develops grassroots campaigns, and advocates for community priorities.
2. Communicates Activities and Ideas: Organizes forums and writes and distributes neighborhood newsletters.
3. Organizes Community Events: Plans block parties, festivals, neighborhood clean-ups, tree planting, fundraisers and other community projects and events. NDAs also determine how neighborhood grant money is distributed and which neighborhood-enhancing projects are funded.
You Can Make a Difference!
1. Attend your NDA meetings: Anyone that lives, works, or owns property in Milwaukie can attend NDA meetings. Become an important part of discussions involving community and city affairs.
2. Participate on a Committee: Organize events and activities.
3. Become an Officer: Make decisions and prioritize neighborhood plans.
For more information or to find out which neighborhood district association meeting to attend, contact Community Services Program Coordinator, Beth Ragel, at (503) 786-7568 or firstname.lastname@example.org.