NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS

Join Your Neighborhood Association!

Find My NeighborhoodWhether you are new to Waco or a long-term resident, now is the time to join your neighborhood association.

The City of Waco wants to hear from you—the people that know their neighborhood the best! Organizing as an association gives you the platform to discuss your concerns, brainstorm solutions, and meet your neighbors. You never know who you’ll meet!

Click 'What's My Neighborhood' to find (by address) your:

  • Neighborhood Association
  • City Council District
  • City Councilmember
  • Trash Pickup Day
  • Fire Station
  • City Mayor

If the neighborhood association in your area is not active, this could be a great opportunity for you to start one. For more information, contact the Office of Neighborhood Engagement at neighborhoods@wacotx.gov or 254.750.5774.

What is a Neighborhood Association?

Neighborhood associations are independent organizations that are organized to improve the quality of life within each neighborhood’s boundaries based on what you—the residents—decide are the needs and priorities.

Why start a neighborhood association?

  • To create a sense of community among residents
  • To identify and resolve neighborhood issues in an organized and timely manner
  • To provide an organized framework to promote, preserve, and enhance the quality of life in the neighborhood
  • To provide a united voice to governmental entities
  • To provide an organized means to meet and get to know your neighbors through planned community activities
  • To provide a means to develop and maintain a neighborhood contact list
  • To receive advance information on zoning cases, alcohol sales permit applications and other proposed changes in the neighborhood.

 

HandbookNeighborhood Association Handbook

To learn more about how to start a new neighborhood association or how to improve an existing association, read the City of Waco Neighborhood Association Handbook. The handbook provides strategies to increase neighborhood engagement, helpful City of Waco contact information, and customizable templates, including bylaws, agendas, sign in sheets and more.

Neighborhood Association Handbook (English)
Manual de Asociación Vecinal (Español)

City of Waco Neighborhood Resources

The City of Waco provides neighborhood associations with certain resources to support their work in making the neighborhoods better, cleaner, and safer places to live.

  • Neighborhood Engagement liaisons
  • Eligibility for the Neighborhood Grant Program
  • Networking events for neighborhood leaders
  • Free rental of certain city facilities
  • Advertisement on the Waco City Cable Channel and wccc.tv
  • City of Waco website
  • City Limits eNewsletter
  • City Limits (printed) Newsletter in the Waco water bill
  • Supplies and roll-off dumpster service at three neighborhood cleanups each fiscal year
  • One waived special event application fee each fiscal year
  • Two waived garage sale permit fees per fiscal year
  • Annual budget of printing and mailing services (Amount determined each budget year)
  • Annual budget of printed 18 x 24 inch yard signs (Amount determined each budget year)

For more information about neighborhood association resources provided by the City of Waco, click the link below or contact us at neighborhoods@wacotx.gov or 254.750.5774.

2021-2022 Neighborhood Resources

Neighborhood Engagement Staff

Melett Harrison, Director
meletth@wacotx.gov 254.750.5643

Rolando Rodriguez, Program Coordinator
rolandor@wacotx.gov 254.750.5774 (Se habla español)

History of Neighborhood Associations

The City of Waco initiated the formation of the first Neighborhood Associations in the early 1990s, in an effort to create better communication and relationships between the City and the neighborhoods.  The idea was that from the "neighborhood experts" would provide neighborhood specific information that the City would use for planning, budgeting and general operations purposes to improve those areas.