What is the Downtown Neighborhood Association?
It is the purpose of the association to promote enjoyment and enhancement of downtown living. The association’s continued objective is to protect and enhance the quality of life in the downtown area. The association maintains and fosters a spirit of community for downtown residents, businesses, and visitors.
The Downtown Neighborhood Association is a non-profit, community organization that promotes the quality of life of Downtown Memphis, as well as safeguards it's unique ambiance.
DNA has been there to help shape downtown into the livable, enjoyable neighborhood that it is today. Without those early visionaries and those that came after, who believed and fought for this neighborhood, we might not be here today. Without them, it certainly would be a very different place.
Getting involved in DNA allows you to give back to your community. It allows you to connect to the people who --- together --- build a vibrant city. You’ll meet your neighbors, make a difference, and build a better neighborhood.
You may even be surprised what you get back. Careers in politics have been born from neighborhood associations. Others have found their life purpose. A former DNA president developed a company advising other downtowns and now works nationally.
By becoming involved in DNA, you'll discover your strengths, build your talents, and get on a first-name basis with city leaders. You will be connected in ways you can't even imagine.
Downtown is a never-ending work in progress. There is much to be done. Help us build a better neighborhood!
How We Run Your DNA
Your DNA is a not-for-profit organization that is Chartered by the State of Tennessee and run under a set of governing By-Laws. The organization is governed by a Board of local residents and business leaders that meets monthly to promote the health of DNA and address important issues. These documents are here to assist the association in self-governing decisions and practices.