Neighborhood Directory, Block Watches, and Membership Drive

30 Sep Neighborhood Directory, Block Watches, and Membership Drive

By Sherry Rampy, RAA Vice President

The Roosevelt Action Association has three on-going events so we can get to know more about each other and to construct a better relationship with our neighbors.

1. Building a Neighborhood Directory. There was a directory in our Historic District over a decade ago. It will be organized by street and show a photo of each house, list addresses, with contact information of each one of us. WE DON’T SHARE THE INFORMATION WITH ANYBODY OTHER THAN NEIGHBORS.

2. Compile Block Watches. Not only is Block Watch a good idea, there are grants available for a variety of uses ranging from alley lights to newsletter printing, website access… check it out!! www.rooseveltneighborhood.org

3. Membership Drive. Membership lets you have a voice within the neighborhood and the City. Having a strong cohesive neighborhood association can actually affect where you live. How? The pedestrian streetlights that allow our neighborhood to be much more friendlier and safer to walk around were allocated through particiipation in the City NIA. Our Historic District was one the very first built in Phoenix and we have some of the most diverse architecture in the area with homes and apartments being back as far as the late 1800’s. By the year 2020 there will be an added 1,000 new household units in our district. We have a great history of cooperation with some great developments like Portland Place, The Goldspot Market (aka Desert Viking) and Roosevelt Commons (Butler Housing Co.)

Becoming interested and participating in our new directory, block watch, or membership is as easy as contacting Sherry Rampy at sherryrampy@cox.net or (602)571-5032 for information and instructions how to enroll.