Welcome to the Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations Web Site!

The Council of  Albany (NY) Neighborhood Associations, commonly known as "CANA," is a nonpartisan federation of neighborhood associations and related organizations that was founded in 1976.  Subscribe to the CANA mailing list, by clicking here. Please note that CANA is now using Google Groups for its listserv as Topica stopped working.
  • The upcoming meetings are as follows: 
    •    April. 1, 2015, Leif Engstrom, Chief City Auditor;   Kieran Matthews, depletion of the urban forest in Albany;    Malcolm T. Thorpe, Office of the Albany County District Attorney, Community Accountability Board. The meeting agenda and March 4 meeting minutes are available here.

    •   May 6, 2015, Albany School District – Bill Hogan, Library Budget Presentation -Scott C. Jarzombek

    •  June 3, 2015, Albany Police Department

  • Neighborhood Walking Tours - Discover the wonders of Albany one neighborhood at a time through the following walking tours:
    • Date Neighborhood Starting Time Est. Length Est. Distance Starting Point
      Saturday, May 02, 2015    West End 1:30 PM 2 hours 2 miles TBD
      Saturday, May 09, 2015    Mansion 1:30 PM Meet in Bleecker Park in front of the Cathedral; it's on Madison Place by Eagle & Madison.  See map.
      Saturday, May 23, 2015    Pastures 1:30 PM 1 hour 1.25 miles Madison & South Pearl
      Saturday, June 06, 2015     West Hill 1:30 PM TBA TBA TBA
  • CANA dues are due for 2015 by January 31, 2015 and are $25 for neighborhood associations and $10 for individuals.   Membership applications can be found at the bottom of this page. The following NA's have paid: Beverwyck,  Delaware, Eagle Hill NA, Helderberg, Hudson Park, Lincoln Park, Manning Blvd NA, Mansion, Melrose, New Albany NA, North Albany, Park South, Sheridan Hollow, Upper Washington, University at Albany, West End, West Hill Spirit. A current list of members can be found here.
  • The Executive Board members for 2015/2016 can be found here.
  • Information about how Albany has become part of a virtual oil pipeline can be found here.
  • Classics from the CANA archives are on this site:
    bullet Brief History of CANA
    bullet Starting a Neighborhood Association
    bullet Increasing Neighborhood Association Participation

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    Dec 21, 2014, 4:24 PM
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