Organization

Your voice matters – Neighbors of Belknap Lookout is an independent, democratic association. By speaking up and persuading your neighbors, you can build on past accomplishments and set the stage for our neighborhood‘s future – including the three major public space goals reviewed at our May 2018 semi-annual membership meeting.

Your safety matters – Decades of crime prevention work have made Belknap Lookout a great place to live, work, and play. We continue to collaborate with GRPD and other aspects of law enforcement as a City of Grand Rapids Community Development-funded Program to be sure it stays that way.

Our community matters – Neighbors have lots of opportunities to advocate for and enhance our collective quality of life, including by influencing policy city-wide and ensuring those policies are followed right here in Belknap Lookout. We can accomplish more together than any of us could do alone.

Residents, property owners, and businesses in Belknap Lookout are automatically considered members of NOBL (though we’d love for you to officially join). We are a 501c3 nonprofit whose activities center around public safety and neighborhood leadership development (another City of Grand Rapids Community Development-funded Program which includes a strong focus on monitoring construction in the neighborhood). We also operate one unit of affordable housing. We are governed by a member-elected board of directors. You can get in touch using the information in the footer or the contact page.

Board meetings take place at 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at our office (700 Clancy Ave NE, pictured, right) and are open to the public. November and May are semi-annual general membership meetings which may be held at Coit Creative Arts Academy and East Leonard Elementary School respectively. The Development and Mobility committees meet separately; contact us for more information. Archived meeting materials can be found on the board and committees page.

By-laws
Form 990 for 2017
Form 990 for 2016
2017 Annual Report
Complaint Procedure