Fort Lauderdale’s Neighborhood Recognition Program provides an opportunity to build strong communities by bringing residents, public servants, and elected officials together to communicate and collaborate to improve our City.
The Neighborhood Recognition Program encourages neighborhood associations to file for recognition status with the City of Fort Lauderdale. This free registration program creates a comprehensive listing of recognized neighborhood associations and their contact information so residents can engage and become active participants in their communities, as well as receive important updates from the City.
Download the Neighborhood Recognition Program flier and share this information with your neighborhood association.
The purpose of the Neighborhood Recognition Program is to strengthen the voice of neighborhood associations and to mobilize engagement through productive communication with the City.
How To Become Recognized
To become recognized, a neighborhood association must:
- Complete the application by March 1st each year.
- Provide a copy of the neighborhood association's most recent general meeting minutes.
- Maintain a current set of bylaws approved by the association's membership.
- Have a general election of association members at least every two years to appoint a Leadership Team or Board of Officers.
- Be in good standing with the City of Fort Lauderdale.
Recognition with the City of Fort Lauderdale is good for one year. In order to retain recognition, neighborhood associations must complete the application on an annual basis.
For any questions regarding the program, please contact the Office of Neighbor Support at 954-828-5289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits of Participating
- Officially recognized neighborhoods will be featured on the City's website and a link to the neighborhood associations web page will be included.
- Qualified to be a voting member on Fort Lauderdale's Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations.
- One parking permit will be provided to each recognized association for free parking in city employee parking spaces in the City Hall Garage.
- 1,000 Neighborhood Community Investment Program (NCIP) points - one time only; when recognized.
- 500 NCIP points for participating in officially recognized volunteer events.
- Complimentary printing for neighborhood association sponsored events (some limitations apply).
- Eligible for Neighbor Support Night’s “Neighborhood of the Year” award.
- Eligible for Green Your Routine (GYR) points through various initiatives.
- Access to meeting space in city facilities as available.