Olympia Council of Neighborhood Associations

The mission of the Council of Neighborhood Associations is to promote and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods by providing a forum to collaborate to achieve common goals.

Why Join the CNA?

  • CNA meetings are a great place to connect with other neighborhood leaders.
  • CNA meetings are a great place to connect with the City. Meetings are typically attended by members of the City Council and Planning Commission, and by City staff.CNA can help you better connect to and understand City processes and opportunities for input.
  • CNA may be a resource to help you get your neighborhood association off the ground.

    About CNA

    The Coalition is improving the quality of life in our community in many ways by…

    • Supporting public agencies and elected officials to make well informed decisions that are in the best interests of neighborhoods and the community.
    • Setting a manageable set of priorities for decision makers.
    • Engaging neighborhood representatives in a meaningful way to identify and help to address the most critical neighborhood issues.

     

    Our Mission

    The mission of the Coalition of Neighborhood Associations is to promote and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods by providing a forum to collaborate to achieve common goals.

     

    Our Purpose

    The Coalition does not make endorsements or take positions on any issue. Its primary purpose is to provide a forum for individuals and community organizations to discuss important topics with neighborhood association leaders, and to ask individual associations for support and help. The Coalition also helps associations to connect with and learn from each other how to organize and advocate more effectively.

    Our Principles

    • Have a positive impact on the local community
    • Advance important shared issues
    • Create positive short and long term changes
    • Build relationships, trust, and methods of communication with members of the community.
    • Use inclusive methods, including negotiating agendas, providing advance notice of issues, and inviting all interested parties to discussions.

    History

    The Coalition opened for “business” in October, 2006 after a year of lively discussions with neighborhood and community leaders to learn about what’s important to them, and what kinds of issues they thought it would valuable for the Coalition to address.

    Steering Committee

    The Coalition is governed by a Steering Committee elected by Coalition members.  The Steering Committee is responsible for administering the Coalition and for selecting what items will be presented to Coalition members for consideration.


     

    Resources and Links

    The Resources and Links tab is full of information. Within the pages placed here you will find a collection of current links, resources, city sites / programs, and other helpful information about things happening in Olympia.