How to Organize Neighborhoods

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William E. Robertson
Department of Community Development

Does your neighborhood need to speak in unison on an issue? Many voices can be louder than one, but only if they say the same thing. This publication talks about organizing neighborhood programs and continuing them with strong leadership and recognition.

Suggestions such as visiting other neighborhoods that have organized are included, as well as a list of issues a community may be interested in tackling. Once begun, these groups must be maintained. Communication, a capable board and a knowledge of the specific functions of a group will help. This booklet talks about each.


  • Community planning
  • Community problems
  • Group dynamics
  • Leadership techniques
  • Neighborhood involvement


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