The Chatham Arch Neighborhood Association (CANA) was incorporated on October 18, 1981 as interest in living downtown started to become attractive again. It organizes annual events like the block party and yard sale, as well as neighborhood cleanups and social gatherings. It also serves as an official link between the neighborhood and the City of Indianapolis. It works with the Chatham Arch Neighborhood Foundation (CANF) on special projects to beautify or improve the neighborhood, such as our period street lights, street signs and the pocket park at East St & St Clair known as Chatham Commons. They are currently working on a long-term project to restore our historic brick alleyways.
CANA is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors. Directors serve two-year terms, and half the board is elected each year. At its first meeting of the year, the Board elects a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary to serve as the officers for that year.
Members may vote at neighborhood meetings which generally occur on the last Tuesday of the month. Meetings are scheduled for February, April, July, and September, with an annual meeting in November. Meetings may be held in other months when there is business to conduct.
Any person 18 years or older who resides or is a property owner in the Chatham Arch neighborhood, or a business, agency, or church that is located in the Chatham Arch neighborhood is eligible to become a member by completing the membership form and paying the annual membership dues.
Join the Chatham Arch Neighborhood Association and meet more of your neighbors, get involved in neighborhood activities, and have a voice in what happens in the neighborhood.