Austin Neighborhoods Council (ANC)
ANC is Austin’s only comprehensive representative of the City’s neighborhood associations. More than 40 years old, ANC consists of a large number of member neighborhood associations representing tens of thousands individual residents all across Austin.
Membership Criteria: BYLAWS Amended April 2018
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
A. Membership Defined - Regular Memberships have voting rights at general membership meetings. Associate and Honorary Memberships carry speaking rights, but not voting rights. Coalitions comprised of more than one neighborhood group or association and which form a larger umbrella organization are not eligible for Regular Membership. Similarly, neighborhood "contact teams" or "planning teams" are not eligible for Regular membership. Neighborhood Coalitions, neighborhood contact teams, planning teams and/or "umbrella organizations" may apply for Associate Membership.
B. Membership Criteria - Membership shall be granted to all neighborhood groups in the Austin area which meet the following criteria: "Neighborhood Group" shall mean a Neighborhood Association or a Homeowners Association or a Civic Association duly formed with stated boundaries to represent the community of residents who live within those boundaries with bylaws requiring residency or property ownership within its stated boundaries.
C. If a neighborhood group fails to meet the criteria for membership, or its activities are contrary to the corporations core values, or any other basis contrary to the interests of ANC or its members, membership applications may be declined at the sole discretion of the ANC Executive Committee by a majority vote,
1. Regular Membership
a. A defined boundary;
b. A minimum of 20 members or 10% of the households in the defined boundary;
c. More than one volunteer officer or leader elected by a democratic process;
d. Shall have made meaningful attempts to notify neighborhood residents upon formation of the group;
e. Pays annual dues. Regular membership dues shall be determined by the regular membership upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee. Dues are assessed on a calendar year basis and are payable on or before the January regular meeting or at the time of first joining. Dues are not prorated for a partial year.
f. Submission of names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of the President and ANC Representative from the neighborhood organization. These individuals will be the voting delegates for the member neighborhood organization and shall be entitled to act in all respects on behalf of the regular membership group.
g. Neighborhood organizations meeting the above criteria, but which are unable to pay membership dues, may request a reduction in dues or a waiver by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may grant exemption or reduction of dues by a 2/3 vote.
Annual dues $50 per year
Check out the ANC Website at WWW.ATXANC.ORG
DUES ARE DUE BY THE JANUARY MEMBERSHIP MEETING (1/24/18). FAILURE TO PAY BY THAT DATE WILL RESULT IN A 45-DAY DELAY IN YOUR ASSOCIATION BEING ABLE TO VOTE ON ANC ISSUES. PLEASE SEND YOUR DUES TODAY.