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Meredith Neighborhood Association, who we are and what we do!

Meredith Neighborhood Association was formed early Spring 2000. Originally there was a plan to have one large North West Des Moines association but that plan was rejected and three neighborhood associations were formed: Meredith, Merle Hay, and Lower Beaver.

The first elected officers were dedicated “to becoming a positive force in the neighborhood. (Des Moines Register, Dana Boone, March 1, 2000). First on the list were to have stoplights at 50th and Douglas. Also, they wanted Westchester Park improved to be “a kids park.”

Since then the neighborhood association convinced the city to retain the four-way stop at 50th and Meredith Drive, worked with Hoover High School staff and school resource officer to discourage high school students from improper use of Westchester Park. Other changes were street lines on 50th street from Aurora to Twana so cars going around the curve stayed in lanes. Helped to reduce collisions.

The association sponsors National Night Out on the second Tuesday of August,

4th of July Kids Parade.  SCRUB (a way to unload trash, tires, appliances, etc.)held at Hoover High School, plant flowers on Palm and Bel-Aire islands and around the Westchester Park sign. Other volunteers coordinate a program where neighbors are also able to pick-up flowers to plant in their parking.

The list is long. Many good things have happened in the neighborhood. The best part has been the volunteer officers, committee members, those that come to meetings, and show up to help at events.

The Meredith Neighborhood Association is a volunteer organization. All planning and implementation of events are by volunteers. Funding is from memberships ($20), grants, and donations. Please support your association, volunteer to help, work on a committee, or serve as a board member. Check out the Spring 2015 Newsletter for a list of opportunities to help the neighborhood.

If you are interested in one or more of the committees, please contact William (Bill) Schoenenberger, 276 8730 or wschoenenberger@gmail.com or president@meredithneighbors.org


May 12 , 2015 Annual Meeting
Hoover High School Media Center
Social and speakers soon after 6:30, General Meeting 7:00
 SPO Guhl Neighborhood Watch
Elections: President and Treasurer (both are or will be open)
Start of the meeting:
Call to Order
Approve the agenda
Approve minutes from February 2014
Treasurer's Report
Recognize Guests
Beautification - Bel Aire, Palm, and Park flowers
Community Development
Calendar for 2015
Need for Neighborhood support
New Business
 Non Emergency Reporting DMPD Dispatch 283-4811
Patrol services related issues, general police department contact.
SPO Chuck Guhl 554-9271 cwguhl@dmgov.org
Lt. Larry Davey 237-1531or C# 208-7790  
Traffic issues, speeding, parking
Officer Chris Mock 419-6627
Officer Tim Fricke 205-3165  
Narcotics activity, drug dealing, neighborhood contact.
Sgt. Dave Mulford  
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What’s Going on in the MNA
2015 Calendar of Events announced soon
 Letter from
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MNA History

The original 370 acre Meredith property was both a dairy and beef cattle farm.
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Mailing Address:
Meredith Neighborhood Association - P.O. Box 31234 - Des Moines, IA 50310