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The Department operates numerous programs that directly serve the Focus neighborhoods and low income community.

Focus Neighborhood Council:
The DMD staff has continued monthly meetings with the neighborhood presidents from the Focus Area.

Regional Neighborhood Network:
The City of Evansville is one of 13 member cities in the Regional Neighborhood Network. This Network was organized in order for cities to share experiences, ideas and resources which relate to the urban environment.  Other cities in the Network include in Ohio: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Lima; in Indiana: Indianapolis, Muncie, South Bend and Ft. Wayne; in Kentucky: Lexington and Louisville; and in Tennessee: Memphis. The City of Evansville will be hosting the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference in 2017. Please follow the link to participate RNNC 2017.

Neighborhood Bill of Rights:
In 1998, 22 neighborhoods registered with DMD to be recognized under Ordinance G-98-14. Otherwise known as the Neighborhood Bill of Rights, the ordinance assures registered neighborhoods will be notified of zoning and variance activity within their boundaries. This official notification procedure allows neighborhood associations to be more actively involved in the decisions that will affect the fabric of their area.

Heavy Trash Pick-up:
The Heavy Trash Pick-up Program is conducted in the STAR, Jacobsville, Old Erie Canal, Ballard, CCIA, Bellemeade-Bayard Parks, CHAIN, Goosetown, Culver, Tepe Park, Wheeler DRIVE and Glenwood Neighborhoods.  The program is offered in the spring and fall and is designed for large items not usually accepted at the curbside such as furniture.

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