Downtown Neighborhood Association

Downtown NA


Waco DNA encompasses the vibrant downtown area, rich in history and unique architecture including the newly renovated court house and the world famous Dr. Pepper Museum.  The heart of the neighborhood offers an exciting and growing array of restaurants, shops, salons, businesses, entertainment, schools, and houses of worship.  The DNA celebrates its rich diversity of residents, from single family homes to lofts to low-income apartments.  Residents and visitors alike enjoy the scenic Brazos River and river walk, Indian Spring Park, the friendly atmosphere and convenience of a pedestrian and bike friendly town.

DNA Mission Statement:

Enhancing the downtown Waco neighborhood for the mutual benefit of residents, nonprofits, houses of worship, schools, and businesses

In order to meet the needs of our residents and to continue to live in harmony, the involvement and support of residents is crucial to the success of carrying out our mission and maintaining and improving our neighborhood’s unique assets and lifestyle.


The DNA boundaries extend from the Brazos River to 17th Street, and from Interstate 35 to Waco Drive, the center line of each street being the actual boundary.  (See map)


Membership is open to residents who own/occupy a home, own/operate a business, or are involved in an organization within the boundaries.  Dues are based on the calendar year, January 1 - December 31, with dues paid in 2012 good throughout December, 2013.  Special requests for volunteer contribution in lieu of financial dues are welcome.

Individual $10.00
Family $15.00
Friend of DNA (non-voting) $10.00 +
Small Nonprofit/ Congregation $30.00
Large Nonprofit/ Congregation $50.00
Small Business $30.00
Medium Business $50.00
Large Business $100.00

Contact Information:

Mail Payments to: DNA Treasurer 1515 Columbus Avenue Waco, TX 76701
Face book: Waco Downtown Neighborhood Association

DNA Board of Directors:

President: Julie Burleson
Treasurer: Michael Fanning


Dana Telep
Andrew Lopez
Casie Cargill Feight
Brenda Shuttlesworth
John Peel

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