About

THE NEAR WEST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION is  a group of neighbors in Bloomington, Indiana who get together and work to make our neighborhood better. We’re not a homeowners’ association — we serve the interests of tenants, landlords, businesses and homeowners alike. If you have a vision that you want to share for the Near West Side, come join with other neighbors to make it come true! To get involved or ask a question, go to this page, enter your comment, and we’ll put you in touch with who you need.

Where and when do we meet?

Our meetings are held in the Banneker Center kitchen meeting room (just inside the front door at 930 W 7th St.) from 7-8pm.  Quarterly meetings for the general membership are held on the third Tuesday of the month in January, April,  July, and October. The Board meets monthly, also on the third Tuesday.

(Note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, NWSNA meetings currently are being held online via Zoom. We expect this to continue at least through August 2020. A link to the upcoming Zoom meeting is sent to the neighborhood email list several days in advance.)

Subscribe to our email list!

We use an email subscription list to send regular updates about events and meetings in the neighborhood. To join the list, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with no subject and the text “SUBSCRIBE NEARWESTSIDE-L Anonymous” in the body to subscribe anonymously. If you would like to subscribe with your name, replace “Anonymous” with your first and last name, i.e. “Joe Smith.” If that doesn’t work, just go to this page, request to be added, and we’ll add you to the list. 

What area of Bloomington does the Near West Side cover?

The Near West Side neighborhood is bounded by Adams St and Rogers St on the west and east sides, and the railroad tracks and Kirkwood on the north and south sides. Some neighborhood landmarks include Butler Park, the Banneker Center, and Fairview Elementary School. The B-Line Trail now passes through the north end of the neighborhood.

Map of the Near West Side neighborhood

Officers and board members were elected on May 19, 2020 at a neighborhood meeting.

President – Peter Dorfman
Vice President – Alan Balkema
Treasurer – Bill Baus
Secretary – Jennifer Ryan

Board members at large: Olivia Dorfman, Rocky Festa, Karen Duffy

The latest version of our constitution: NWSNA Constitution

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  1. Cathi Crabtree says:

    Hi! I am a volunteer for April Hennessey for MCCSC School Board.

    As you know, in Monroe County, all residents vote for all open school board seats, regardless of which district in which the resident lives. Therefore, it’s important for as many residents as possible to meet the school board candidates.

    April would very much like to briefly introduce herself at your next meeting (assuming it’s virtual).

    If this is something that your Neighborhood Association is open to, please let me know so we can make the necessary arrangements.

    If you’d like to see more information about April before deciding, her web site is: https://hennesseyformccsc.com

    Thanks so much!

    Cathi Crabtree
    812-272-1600

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