The mission of our Neighborhood Association is to

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

Whether you are new to Downtown KC or have lived here for years, we invite you to get informed, involved and connected with the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA).

  • Stay up to date with the political, civic and social issues affecting the neighborhood.

  • Learn about volunteer and advocacy opportunities within our community.

  • Network and meet your neighbors and local business owners at our social events.

Membership in the Downtown Neighborhood Association is FREE and open to anyone interested in building a strong community in Downtown Kansas City. The official neighborhood association boundaries include the Central Business District (“the loop”) and the River Market. Simply provide your contact information and you are in! 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