The Vine Neighborhood Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the overall quality of life in the Vine Neighborhood. We seek to do so by building long-term residency, encouraging the renovation and preservation of our historic homes, supporting economic success, enhancing safety and security, reducing density, promoting volunteer activism, and building community by joining neighbors together.
Want to help? We meet at the VNA office at 814 S. Westnedge every third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm, and we are powered by a number of volunteer committees which also meet regularly. All are welcome!
All Committee Reports can be found here:
A meeting of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Director of the VNA. Meets at the VNA on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm. Open to the public.
Executive Committee Reports
Formerly known as “Neighborhood Watch,” this is a meeting of board and community members interested in the safety and community wellbeing of the Vine Neighborhood. It’s occasionally attended by Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Andrew Groeneveld to give community members a direct line of communication with KPS. Meets via zoom (link will be public on our Facebook page) on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm.
Community Cares Committee Reports
A meeting of board and community members interested in improving conditions for neighborhood residents and securing stable, affordable housing for all. Currently hard at work on an initiative to help residents fix their sidewalks and make them more accessible. Housing Committee Meeting time is TBA.
Housing Committee Reports
A meeting of board and community members interested in planning events in the neighborhood. Also oversees the publication of the Vine Line newsletter. If you’d like to host an event at the VNA or rent out the VNA office for an event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or attend meetings at the VNA the 2nd Thursday of every month at 11:00am
Events Committee Reports
A meeting of board and community members working on writing grants and securing other funding for the VNA. Meeting time and date TBD. Contact email@example.com to get involved.
Fundraising Committee Reports
A meeting of board and community members working with VNA staff to manage and maintain the building assets of the Association. Meeting time is the first Thursday of every month at 11am
Property Management Committee Reports