Mission

West Urbana Neighborhood Association (WUNA) is a grassroots, volunteer organization. Our mission is to preserve the residential integrity of the neighborhood, while continuing to welcome a diverse mix of residents to its lovely, quiet, tree-lined streets. WUNA seeks to maintain and enhance the neighborhood’s friendly, attractive, and safe environment that is within walking distance of downtown, campus, and excellent schools.

Authority

WUNA is a grassroots organization, loosely structured by a Steering Committee and Coordinator. Decision-making within the Steering Committee, WUNA meetings at large, and within Action Groups will be in the spirit of consensus, while operating under a majority rule. WUNA works in collaboration with residents, property owners and city officials.

WUNA Facilitation Teams

Coordinator or Co-Coordinators

The Coordinator(s) are elected at the spring at-large meeting for a term of one year. They preside over the steering committee meetings and chair the annual at-large meeting

Steering Committee

Members of the Steering Committee meet two times a year in early fall and winter, or as the need arises. People join the steering committee by volunteering their expertise.

Geographic Area

WUNA encompasses the area bordered by Lincoln AvenueVine StreetMain Street, and Florida Avenue. The neighborhood, which is home to the State Street Tree Guide, symbolizes the urban forest that gained the City of Urbana the unique designation as Illinois’ first “Tree City USA

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Map indicating WUNA boundaries

Membership and Voting Rights

Membership with voting rights at At-Large Meetings is open to anyone who lives within the geographic area represented by WUNA. Members have the option of adding their e-mail addresses to one of the WUNA email lists to receive WUNA-related messages. WUNA is a grassroots, volunteer organization. Its listserv, which is also maintained by volunteers for the neighborhood benefit, is an excellent forum for neighbors who wish to discuss items of interest. In no way does it reflect the beliefs of the membership as a whole or the WUNA Steering Committee. We welcome your involvement. Join WUNA.

Email lists

There are several email lists, maintained by volunteers for residents’ benefit, that are an excellent forum for neighbors who wish to discuss items of interest. In no way do the list discussions reflect the beliefs of the membership as a whole or the WUNA Steering Committee. We welcome your involvement.