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Huntsville Citywide Council of Neighborhood Associations (HCCNA)
The objective of the Huntsville Citywide Council of Neighborhood Associations is to promote
and foster participation and communication as a neutral liaison among neighborhood
associations/organizations, elected representatives of the City, and Huntsville City staff to
facilitate the resolution of neighborhood problems. The Council shall function to:
Create a partnership between the City and its neighborhoods in order to provide the
neighborhoods with tools and resources for planning and development which reflect their needs
Strengthen and coordinate City departments' responses to neighborhood problems and requests
Foster cooperation and consensus fuTlOng diverse interests within neighborhoods ana to
encourage the constructive settlement of disputes involving neighborhood groups, the City, and
Facilitate communication between the neighborhoods regarding common concerns.
Encourage and facilitate strong neighborhood involvement as an important activity in the City of
A neighborhood association is defined as an organization that is comprised of members of the
community with at least one elected officer, joined together for the purpose of problem solving
and the betterment of the neighborhood, with the following guidelines:
A neighborhood association should have at least one official representative to the
Huntsville Citywide Council of Neighborhood Associations elected by a minimum of
five residents of that association.
The neighborhood association shall keep the Huntsville Citywide Council of
Neighborhood Associations notified of the name and contact information of their
There is no minimum or maximum geographic size, but the neighborhood association shall have defined boundaries.
The neighborhood association shall meet at least once a year.
All affected residents within the association boundaries shall be notified of neighborhood
The Huntsville City Wide Neighborhood Association Council shall meet on a regular basis on
the third Tuesday of each month.
The officers of the Council shall consist of a Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary.
For voting purposes, a quorum shall consist of that number of member Association
representatives in attendance at a regularly schedule meeting. Each member Association in
attendance shall be afforded one vote.
Officers shall be appointed for the first year by the Mayor or his designee and shall serve a term
of one year. Thereafter, officer positions shall be filled by nomination and election of a popular
vote of the Council membership.