Palisades Neighborhood Newsletter and Website

Published January 24, 2024

In Jan 2021 we had 499 subscribers to the PNA newsletter and less than 50% (248) opening/reading it. Now, Jan 2024 we have 850 subscribers and 71% (604) opening/reading it.

Why readership of our newsletter is important: It’s the fastest and easiest way to share news and information with our neighbors in a timely matter. It also allows greater participation and advance notice of events.

Palisades Neighborhood Assoc. (PNA) efforts to increase subscribers starting In Feb 2021:

  • Consistently sending out newsletter w/up-to-date info
  • Posting signs around the neighborhood encouraging subscribers
  • Handing out flyers encouraging neighbors to subscribe
  • Adding Calls-to-Action on the website and newsletter
  • PNA Board conducted door to door campaigns
  • Consistently updating the PNA website to include more relevant and up-to-date information
  • Announcements and flyers at every PNA sponsored event
  • Posting on NextDoor and, recently, PNA Facebook group


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Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) Project Coordinator

Primary Role:

  • Handles NEP grant applications, grant approvals, reviews receipts for reimbursement and is the single point of contact between the entire Palisades Neighborhood Association (PNA) and the City.
  • To be successfull in this role you should be organized, communicative.
  • Time commitment: From 8-12 hrs. throughout the year


  • Accepting NEP proposals: Anyone living in the Palisades Neighborhood Association can submit proposal(s) to the NEP Coordinator along with estimated costs throughout the year. They should follow the application guidelines and answer the questions related to their proposal.
  • PNA Board will Vote on Which Items To Include in our NEP Proposal: During the month of March PNA board meeting the NEP Coordinator asks the board to vote on the proposed item(s). NEP Coordinator encourages person(s) proposing the item(s) to attend the meeting to answer questions that might come up. The PNA board then votes on which items should be included in the NEP grant proposal.
  • Developing and Submitting the NEP Grant Proposalt: During the NEP grant proposal period (usually the month of May) the NEP Project Coordinator:
    • Fills out the NEP grant proposal application based on items approved by the PNA Board;
    • Gets sign offs from the PNA Chair
    • Submits the proposal form to the city in early May for the initial review process
    • Provides additional information requested by the city
    • Revises and submits the final application to the City by the deadline (typically May 31).

What Happens Next:

  • Iris McCaleb from the City forwards the NEP grant proposals to the grant review committee and then to the City Council who review it and awards certain grants.The NEP Coordinator will receive a letter of award from the City and will share it with the PNA Leadership Team.
  • As items are purchased from the approved grant list, the project close-out form is filled out by the person requesting reimbursement. They will attach digital copies of receipts and photos and then submit all to both the NEP Project Coordinator and the PNA Chair. The NEP Project Coordinator submits the reimbursement request to Iris at the City for reimbursement.
  • Reimbursement checks are then sent directly to the person who purchased the item(s).