Welcome to the Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations
The Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations , commonly known as "CANA," is a nonpartisan federation of neighborhood associations
and related organizations that was founded in 1976. Subscribe to
the CANA mailing list, by clicking here.
The Council of CANA is in the proces of moving its web site here and is posting all new content to its new site. This site will no longer exist, effective April 1, 2009.
The upcoming meetings are as follows:
Mayor Jennings, State-of-the-City
Shawn Morris, Common Council President
CANA meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, except in
July and August, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the main branch of the Albany Public
Library, unless otherwise noted.
The Sustainable Design Assessment Team Report done by the American
Institute of Architects cites CANA as a community asset, " Albany
is fortunate in that it has a large number of already-engaged citizens, as
well as organizations that have a deep concern for and commitment to the
city’s future. Most of the city’s neighborhoods have viable civic
associations, and the network of those associations—the Council of Albany
Neighborhood Associations (CANA)—is a great community asset. CANA, along
with specific issue organizations such as the Albany Bicycling
Coalition, the Historic Albany Foundation, and the Affordable Housing
Partnership, should be embraced as partners in the planning
process." For a full copy of the report, go here.
the "CANA A-Z Guide to Living in Albany, NY" brochure that the
NRC/CANA Code Enforcement Task Force put together with financial assistance
from the Albany Housing Authority.
Read the Albany Times account about how
nice it is to live on Grove Avenue in Albany.
Read Albany Times Union Account of
Center Square 2008 Hidden City House & Garden Tour
Big News - CANA wins "Sense
of Place Award," for details go here.
See Capital New 9 report on the award.
CANA Dues were
due by January 31, 2008: $25
for neighborhood associations (NA); $10 for individuals. Applications are
available here: NA, Individual.
Albany Bicycle Coalition, Center Square, Coalition to Save Albany,
Delaware, Helderberg, Hudson Park, . Lincoln Park, Manning Blvd NA, Mansion, Melrose, NASW NY, Mt.
Hope, New Albany NA, New Scotland Whitehall, Off Campus Affairs, Park
South, Pine Hills, Shaker Park/Shaker Road/Bishops Gate, UWNA,
Washington Park, Washington Square, West End.
membership list was updated for 2008 and is shown here.
Neighborhoods Work Conference 8, Saturday, December 1. Read
Times Union Account.
New Neighborhood Assoc Map is here, Courtesy
Albany, Dept of Development & Planning
of Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations/Neighborhood
Resource Council Code Enforcement Task Force.
To receive a copy of the entire report in hard-copy, including
all appendices which are not on the CANA web site, write
Recent CANA resolutions
endorses the Code Enforcement Task Force’s report as well as its
recommendations for implementation.
Resolution calling for Common
Council to take lead in developing Comprehensive Plan.
Resolution calling for CANA to
adopt these Guiding Principles for Conducting a Successful Comprehensive
Resolution calling for the City
of Albany to develop a
Resolutionopposing the spot zoning on Holland Avenue to Highway Commercial
CANA's completely revised By-laws
have been posted.
CANA's Vision Statement Adopted at January 5, 2005 meeting
the Albany Times Union collection of articles about Albany's
Car from theft by participating in the Decal and VIN Etching Program.
For more information, click here.
A listing of the meeting dates,
places for Albany's neighborhood associations has been added.