Penrose Neighborhood Association
(Formerly Central Arlington Civic Association)

Adopted January 30, 1960
Revised February 13, 1965
Revised October 16, 1986
Revised May 3, 1995
Revised June 7, 2003
Revised October 20, 2009
Revised April 21, 2015

Article I Name

The name of the Association shall be the Penrose Neighborhood Association.

Article II Purpose

Generally, the purpose of the Association is:

  1. To stimulate and encourage good citizenship.
  2. To promote better physical conditions in the community.
  3. To stimulate the improvement of property.
  4. To foster closer community spirit.
  5. To promote the collective interests of the residents and property owners of the community.
  6. To assist the community in obtaining information, services, and improvements from the County and State.
  7. To represent the community in relations with the County Government.

Article III Membership

  1. Eligible for membership are all residents and residential property owners in the area bounded by Arlington Boulevard, Washington Boulevard on the east, South Filmore/Walter Reed on the west and Columbia Pike on the south. Businesses, associations, and corporations in the same area are eligible for associate membership.
  2. Under special circumstances, persons who do not qualify for membership under item 1 may be elected to honorary membership upon recommendation of the Executive Committee and by vote of the Neighborhood Association in a regular meeting. Any member of the Association may nominate a person for honorary membership.

Article IV Officers

There shall be the following officers:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Article V Committees

Between meetings, the business of the Association shall be carried out by the Executive Committee and the following standing committees of the Association:

  1. Neighborhood Conservation Committee
  2. Environmental Committee
  3. Identity & Image Committee
  4. County Services & Education Committee

Article VI Amendments

  1. The Constitution may be amended by two-thirds vote of the members present at an Association meeting, provided there is a quorum (ten members).
  2. Proposed amendments shall be presented at one meeting, and voted on during the following meeting.

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