“Building a vibrant, safe, & friendly neighborhood by nurturing a sense of community in downtown Kansas City”

…is the mission of our Downtown Neighborhood Association. Whether you are new to Downtown Kansas City or have lived here for years, we invite you to get informed, involved, and connected with the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA).

Three things we focus on within our mission is to:

  • Cultivate a diverse, inclusive Downtown community through in-person connection.

  • Educate ourselves on how to be good Downtown citizens.

  • Update one another on KC Downtown politics, infrastructure, and economics.

Official Boundaries

To date, the official neighborhood association boundaries include the Central Business District (“the loop”) and the River Market. 

How to Join

Membership to the Downtown Neighborhood Association is free and open to those who live, work, or play in Downtown Kansas City and are interested in building a strong community. Simply provide your contact information and you are in!

Stay Connected

Once you sign up, you will receive our monthly newsletter and event emails. We also invite you to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

There are a number of issues impacting the quality of life downtown. DNA is an advocate for those living downtown. From taking positions on resident-impacting issues to being at the table for important planning meetings and community committees, DNA ensures that the residents of downtown are represented and heard.

DNA is focused on building relationships among neighbors through our meetings and events. Meet other professionals and learn about businesses in our area so that you can work together to strengthen the economics of our neighborhood. Networking with one another and improving social relations builds a stronger community.

Through our monthly meetings and our committee work, we improve the political and civic awareness of our neighborhood and strengthen our relationship with City Hall and legislators that represent our interests. We encourage our membership to vote and to be informed about the political, civic, and social issues that affect us