The Whittier neighborhood is constantly changing. Our neighborhood is stronger, safer and more interesting when residents and businesses participate in the discussions and decisions and help facilitate the change. Your voice and your actions do make a difference. There are both large and small ways to get involved. Any way you participate, you will meet people who, like you, are interested in making Whittier a better place.
Some of the activities and outreach of the Whittier Alliance include:
- Monthly neighborhood public meetings to inform and educate residents & businesses on the impacts of proposed housing & retail developments, zoning and land-use changes, transit proposals, park events and proposals, safety & livability issues, voter education forums, historic preservation initiatives, housing & business loan programs, policy proposals to better serve the neighborhood, etc.
- The Whittier Alliance sponsors events and activities such as the World of Whittier Family Fair, Clinton Field Ice Cream Social, Green Fair, Spring and Fall neighborhood clean up days, Dog Days of Winter, Youth Field Day, Park, School Board and Council Candidate Forums, safety seminars for block and apartment clubs, etc. Come along, or get in touch with the office and let us know you’re interested in volunteering
- We also have several active task forces of active volunteers working to improve the neighborhood in various ways. Check our Task Forces page to find out more about their work.
Membership & Voting
If you live or own property or a business in Whittier, you can be a member of the Whittier Alliance. The Whittier Alliance By-Laws outline membership in the Whittier Alliance and the guidelines to be an eligible voter at Whittier meetings. All meeting notices and fliers have the membership and eligible voting guidelines information.
Whittier Alliance By-Laws as of 2015
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Organize through the Whittier Alliance
Opportunities for involvement include: attending events and meetings and voicing your views, helping to organize events and initiatives, walking with the Whittier Walkers, joining a task force, flyering for meetings or events, being a block contact, sponsoring a block clean-up or history tour, attending or helping with fundraisers, mentoring neighborhood youth, and much more!
You can also create your own opportunity. If you have an idea on how to improve your block or the neighborhood at large, let us know and we can help you organize it! Examples of past Whittier Alliance sponsored activities include: the May Day Soirée benefit for the Whittier neighborhood, clean up efforts, gardening opportunities, a family fair, dog events, and more.
Speak on a topic at a Community Issues or Business Association meeting
Starting a garden club? Parking enforcement? Discuss a new idea and potentially collaborate with other neighbors at the Communities Issues or Business Association meetings. Go to the home page, or view our calendar, for meeting information.