What is the NPA?

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The Ward 4 & 7 Neighborhood Planning Assembly (NPA) welcomes you. We gather on the fourth Wednesday of each month to have dinner, make friends, and discuss a topic or two. It is very relaxed and a nice way to stay connected. Everyone is welcome, and dinner is free. Desserts and side dishes are always welcome.

To suggest a topic or speaker, submit an NPA Request Form 

Here’s more about the NPA.

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington’s eight Wards to encourage resident participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the residents of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Read the original Resolution that created NPAs in BurlingtonFor the 2007 signed Resolution, see here.

NPAs serve as organized, democratic forums where neighbors can learn about public issues that affect them and advise the City of their concerns and needs. NPAs elect steering committees to help advance the interests of neighbors in shaping the agenda and raising community issues. To find out more about joining your local NPA steering committee, speak with a current Steering Committee member.

From stop signs to major development projects, the NPAs offer you an innovative way to get involved in neighborhood and City infrastructure issues and make your opinions heard. If you are a developer whose project meets the threshold for Major Impact Review, you will need to visit the NPA of the Ward in which your development is proposed.

Annually NPAs are allocated a budget per Ward to increase capacity to further the mission of the NPAs.
See here for NPA funding rules and here for CEDO budgeting guidelines. 

Regular NPA topics include:

  • Upcoming ballot questions and candidate forums
  • Reports from elected and appointed officials
  • Presentations from local non-profits and businesses
  • Development projects in the wards

See live streams of NPA meetings on Channel 317!

Ward 4 & 7 NPAs also elect representatives to be a member of the CDBG Board that approves neighborhood development grant applications. This program funds projects that reduce poverty and/or revitalize low and moderate-income neighborhoods.