So, how exactly does the Neighborhood Association serve NOTA? Our committees each play a role in connecting the community, advocating for and updating residents, planning growth, and keeping the neighborhood a great place to live.
Atlantic Ave Steering
To revitalize this important neighborhood corridor from the railroad bridge to University Ave, the Atlantic Ave Steering committee works with residents, local businesses, developers, and the City to propose and raise awareness for streetscape enhancements. Organizing neighbors, supporting a safer and better maintained street, tracking development progress, planting trees, and adding works of art are some of this group's goals.
Thanks to the Beautification committee, NOTA's traffic control and utility boxes add to the neighborhood's personality while showcasing the talents of many volunteer artists. Coordinating with the City, County, and utility companies, Beautification members handle the application and painting processes, along with any upkeep.
Every month, the Communications committee sends out the NOTA-Bull email, full of news, events, updates, and other items of neighborhood interest (subscribe). Committee members also regularly update website content, and administer two Facebook pages: the Association's public page, and the Neighbor News Group, where all members can create posts (become a member).
The community at large should have a say in how NOTA moves forward. Monitoring development helps us to open lines of communication between residents, local government, and property developers so that new investments benefit everyone and continue to enhance NOTA's strong character. See what's developing lately.
Care for the corner gardens on University Ave at Merriman St and Portsmouth Terrace rests in the hands of the Gardens committee. This committee's expert green thumbs also oversee membership in the Community Garden. Participants can grow fresh vegetables in one of a dozen 4′ x 8′ plots located behind the MuCCC Theater. Plots are $25 and are assigned in early spring. Email the NOTA Community Garden to reserve a space.
From May through October, the Outreach committee sponsors monthly Bagel Brunches, popular Saturday socials held at various outdoor gathering sites around NOTA. Featuring fresh bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice, Bagel Brunches are the perfect opportunity to catch up with neighbors old and new.
Interested in joining a committee, or even starting up a new one? We welcome new volunteer committee members, and it's easy to get involved. Just get in touch with us and tell us how you'd like to contribute. Thanks for helping out the neighborhood by taking a leadership role in NOTANA's future.