Neighborhood Association Handbook

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This handbook, prepared by the City of Tempe’s Neighborhood Services Division, has been designed to help you as an established or new association chairperson best serve your neighborhood in your leadership role to enhance your association meetings, activities and communication.

The following items have been included for your reference:


Organizing Your Neighborhood Association
What is a Neighborhood Association and Why Organize One?
How to Get Started
How to Keep the Association Active
Administrative Functions and Legal Tips

Establishing Neighborhood Connections
Service Projects and Social Gatherings
Volunteer Opportunities
Maryanne Corder Neighborhood Grant Program Overview
Neighborhood Awards

Neighborhood Safety
Starting a Neighborhood Block Watch Program

Tempe City Government
Mayor and Council
City Departments and Offices
How to Connect with the City of Tempe
Tempe Involving the Public Manual Executive Summary
Citizen Boards and Commissions

Appendix A – Sample Charter
Appendix B – Sample Bylaws
Appendix C – Sample Start Up/Restart Letter
Appendix D – Sample Newsletter
Appendix E – Sampe Postcard
Appendix F – Meeting Locations

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