The Alliance of Neighborhoods seeks to protect the quality of life in the neighborhoods of Charlottesville and Albemarle. Our homes, schools, and parks are all elements of neighborhoods that in turn are foundations for why Charlottesville/Albemarle is such an attractive place to live. But neighborhoods are mostly invisible to elected leaders, and they are vulnerable to many threats. Among those problems are: uncontrolled or poorly planned development, excessive traffic, little or no coordination between City and County, and inadequate public amenities such as sidewalks, mass transit, trails, and parks.
The Alliance protects and advances the neighborhoods of Charlottesville/Albemarle by:
- Serving as a common forum for all members to amplify their concerns to the media, elected officials, and city/county staff.
- Advocating for neighborhoods on issues that affect them.
- Promoting the creation and strength of individual Neighborhood Associations and Homeowners’ Associations so that those grass-roots organizations can be effective voices for their residents.
The Alliance was created in 2008 by area residents. Membership is open to any duly constituted neighborhood association, any homeowners’ or condominium association, or any individual who seeks to preserve and protect area neighborhoods. The members elect a board of directors which meets nine times a year, while the entire membership comes together in a quarterly meeting known as the Assembly.
Currently thirteen area neighborhood or homeowners associations, located in the City and in the County, are members. They include (City): 10th and Page, Belmont, Jefferson Park Avenue, Johnson Village, Kellytown, Martha Jefferson, Meadowbrook Hills/Rugby, North Downtown, Venable, Woolen Mills, and (County): Fontana, Peacock Hill, Rio Heights. Individuals interested in the health of local neighborhoods have also joined.
For more information, contact:
Board Convener- Jack Brown
We welcome new members.
In 2009, the Alliance sponsored three very successful meetings. In March we had a forum on the new sewer interceptor project in the City and County. A second forum on neighborhood traffic was held in June 2009. In October, the Alliance sponsored and ran a forum for all the city council candidates, a question-and-answer session that explored issues affecting neighborhoods, the city, and the region.
Please send your Application for Membership to:
101 Robertson Lane,
Charlottesville, VA. 22902
Application for Association Membership (* Adobe PDF Format *)