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
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  • The upcoming meetings are as follows.  All future in-person meetings are cancelled until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  We are meeting virtually, and the connection information is included in the agendas. Unless otherwise specified, the meetings are held at the main branch of the Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Avenue, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.   
    • April 7, Environmental Sustainability with Tina Lieberman - Chair - Albany Sustainability Advisory Committee & Scott Kellogg - Educational Director - Radix Ecological Center & Jen Benson - Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator - Riverkeeper 
    • For the March meeting minutes, go here  2021 Meetings.
    • May 5, Scott Jarzombek - Executive Director - Albany Public Library, Budget Presentation - Albany City Schools, 98 Acres In Albany (digital history project regarding urban renewal and the construction of the Empire State Plaza)
    • June 2, Maria Markovics - Co-Chair - Housing for All, Lenny Ricchiuti -Executive Director - Albany Police Athletic League, Kathryn Kosto - Executive Director - Albany County Historical Association & Ten Broeck Mansion
    • September 1, Jordan Carleo-Evangelist - Director of Community and Media Relations at University at Albany
    • October 6, Betsy Mercogliano - BirthNet
  • CANA dues, $25 for organizations and $10 for individuals, are due for 2021. Please complete the membership forms below and submit to Zach Simpson with your payment.  His address is shown on the form.
  • The following neighborhood associations and organizations have paid dues for 2021: West End, Upper Washington Avenue, Pinebush, Whitehall, Normanskill, Helderberg, Park South, Eagle Hill, Central Business Management/Central BID, Manning Boulevard, Sheridan Hollow, Beverwyck, Delaware Area, Mansion, New Albany, Shaker Park - Bishop's Gate, Hudson Park, Melrose
  • 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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