Neighborhood Association formation

In mid 1990s, the City of Green Bay was at a crossroads:

  • Under-developed Central Business District
  • Crime Rates on the rise
  • Citizens feeling disenfranchised
  • Housing stock declining
  • Conditions needed to change

The response to these dilemmas included:

  • Revitalization of downtown
  • Started community policing
  • Proactive housing inspections
  • Formed the Neighborhood Division in City Hall
  • Placed an emphasis on citizen input into the process by creating the Mayor’s Neighborhood Resource Board (later morphing into the Green Bay Neighborhood Leadership Council)
  • In 1998, forming the first of 41 Neighborhood Associations, starting with the recognition of Astor, Navarino, Seymour Park, and Three Corners Neighborhood Associations!