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Neighborhood Organizations

Huntington’s neighborhood associations – improving communities from the ground up

Whether it’s building a park or establishing a watch program, Huntington has a well-established network of neighborhood associations.

They were birthed in the early 1990s when the city received a $3 million Enterprise Zone grant, part of which was used as seed money to help form and offer leadership training for neighborhood associations.

Many of the groups that organized as a result of that effort still exist today. They also eventually created the Neighborhood Institute, a nonprofit organization intended to provide training and oversight for the neighborhood associations.

The Neighborhood Association meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Mayor’s Conference Room at Huntington City Hall.  Membership primarily consists of a representative from each neighborhood association. For more information, contact Neighborhood Association President Donna Rumbaugh at plantnerds@gmail.com.

Click on the map to find the neighborhood association nearest you and click on the group links for contact and meeting information.

Map of Huntington's neighborhood associations

Arlington Park Neighborhood Association

Meeting Date: Meetings are activities-based and occur at various times during the year.

Meeting Time: Varies

Meeting Location: Varies

President: Jack Deakin

Objectives:Neighborhood security; fostering socialization among neighbors; acts as a liaison between neighbors and city officials.

Chancellor Hills Neighborhood Association

Meeting Date: General business meetings on third Monday of March and September; neighborhood socials, general meetings in June and December

Meeting Time: 7 p.m.

Meeting Location: Enslow Park Presbyterian Church

President: Pat Gebhart, 304.525.5500

Objectives:To promote a cleaner, safer and better community through group action and cooperation. To study and express opinions on matters of civic and neighborhood interest.

Enslow Park Neighborhood Association

Meeting Date: First Saturday of each month, except January

Meeting Time: 9 a.m.

Meeting Location: Enslow Park Presbyterian Church (Room 22), 1338 Enslow Blvd.

President: Cathy Porter, 304.522.2760

Objectives:To improve safety and communication among neighbors

Fairfield East Community Aware

Meeting Date: Third Monday of each month

Meeting Time: 7 p.m.

Meeting Location: Fairfield East Community Center, 2711 8th Ave.

President: Lou Vadia Tabor

Fairfield West Improvement Council

Meeting Date: Third Monday of each month

Meeting Time: 6 p.m.

Meeting Location: Barnett Center, 1524 10th Ave.

President: Vacant

Committees: Crime and Safety Committee (meets on first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Barnett Center)

Forest Hills Neighborhood Association

President: Bryan Chambers

Objectives:Does not meet regularly at this time.

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Guyandotte Improvement and Historical Association

Meeting Date: Second Tuesday of each month

Meeting Time: 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Location: The Buffington House, 101 Main St.

President: John Belcher, 304.417.0436

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http://guyandotte.weebly.com/

Highlawn Neighborhood Association

Meeting Date: First Tuesday of each month

Meeting Time: 7 p.m.

Meeting Location: Community of Grace United Methodist Church, 225 28th St.

President: Linda Blough, 304.730.0988

Objectives:To create a safe, clean and friendly environment for neighbors.

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Inwood Garden Club

Meeting Date: First Monday of each month except for January, July and August

Meeting Time: 7 p.m.

Meeting Location: The club meets in individual homes

President: June B. Ashworth, 304.523.5185

Objectives:The club is an organization that cares about its neighborhood and is focused on enhancing communication among neighbors. It also maintains a small park and keeps residents informed of incidents in the area.

Old Central City Association

Meeting Date: First Monday of each month

Meeting Time: 9 a.m.

Meeting Location: West Huntington Library, 901 14th St. West

President: Terry Bryan, 304.942.9306

http://www.OldCentralCity.org

South Side Neighborhood Organization

Meeting Date: First Thursday of each month

Meeting Time: 7 p.m.

Meeting Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 721 12th Ave.

President: Jennifer Wheeler, 304.416.4167

Objectives:Promote a cleaner, safer and better community through group action and cooperation; Study and express opinions on matters of civic interest. Projects and/or areas of interest include: development of Miller School Park, cleaning up Fourpole Creek, neighbors helping neighbors, organizing a historic designation on the South Side and Huntington in Bloom activities.

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Spring Hill Neighborhood Association

Meeting Date: Second Wednesday of each month (April through November only)

Meeting Time: 6 p.m.

Meeting Location: Cabell Huntington Hospital

President: Mary Clayborn

Stamford Park Homeowners Association

Meeting Date: No set meetings

President: Robert Grant, 304.638.0798

Objectives:The Stamford Park Homeowners Association is comprised of property owners within the subdivision located in the Southeast Hills area of Huntington. It strives to maintain and improve the value of all properties within the subdivision and the quality of life of the area’s residents.

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Walnut Hills Action Team

Meeting Date: Second Tuesday of each month

Meeting Time: 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Location: Gallaher Village Library, 368 Norway Ave.

President: Bob Hardin

Objectives:The Walnut Hills Action Team’s goals are to address beautification, safety, and resident issues while also increasing community pride, integrity, and involvement. The association also promotes the enforcement of the executive branch of city government.

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West Huntington Organization

Meeting Date: Third Thursday of each month

Meeting Time: 7 p.m.

Meeting Location: Central United Methodist Church, 1043 Jefferson Ave.

President: Jim Rumbaugh

Objectives:WHO is focused on neighbors working together to make the West End better. It also is an active participant in the River to Rail Project, a multi-pronged initiative to improve the West End through law enforcement, code enforcement, economic development and community outreach.

http://www.westhuntington.org

Westmoreland Neighborhood Association

Meeting Date: Third Monday of each month

Meeting Time: 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Location: Westmoreland Woman's Club, 2962 Bradley Road

President: Carole Boster, 304.429.2428

Committees: Neighborhood Watch Committee, Fire Committee, Barge Committee

Objectives:The Westmoreland Neighborhood Association provides information and services to benefit the Westmoreland area of Huntington. Speakers are invited to the monthly meetings to give insight into issues that are topical for the neighborhood and the city. Committees work on issues peculiar only to Westmoreland.

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