Office of Neighborhood Coordination
The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC), currently within the Planning Department, will move to the City Council Services and merge with Council Neighborhood Services, starting Monday, April 3, 2017. The resolution, sponsored by City Councilor Klarissa Peña, was voted on by the City Council on Jan. 18, 2017.
With more than 230 registered neighborhood associations and homeowner associations citywide, the ONC will be more strategically placed to assist and facilitate these groups by helping build stronger relationships and communities within neighborhoods.
The goal of the ONC is to create healthy and vibrant neighborhoods in the city of Albuquerque, as well as help residents become actively, constructively, and positively involved with their community. We want to assist neighborhoods in utilizing existing resources, finding and using new ones, and maintaining meaningful involvement with local communities and government.
What To Expect
- We will work closely with your City Councilor and their Policy Analyst and look to them to help us identify needs and priorities within each district.
- We will work with City Departments and APD to complement, amplify and supplement the work that is already being done by these groups.
- We will provide training opportunities for neighborhood leaders and community members.
- We will help improve communication between your neighborhood and various city entities.
- We will support your neighborhood associations to increase membership, explore grant opportunities, and to plan and coordinate community-driven events.
Get Help for Common Concerns
- Learn how neighborhood associations are formed
- Get involved in your local community policing efforts
- Set up a neighborhood watch