DOUGLAS ACRES NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
WHO ARE WE? The Douglas Acres Neighborhood Association (D.A.N.A.) exists to preserve the quality of the Douglas Acres Neighborhood, promote the area as desirable for family living, foster neighborhood fellowship and serve as a vehicle by which problems are resolved and neighborhood goals are achieved. In other words, we are your neighbors working together to keep our neighborhood a great place to live.
WHAT ARE THE BOUNDRIES OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD? The boundaries are Four Mile Creek (east), I-235 (west), Aurora Avenue (north) and Euclid (south). It also includes property owned by Grace Church, Grand Homes and Stover Heights. These areas were voluntarily annexed into the city and are part of D.A.N.A.
WHEN ARE MEETINGS HELD? We hold a Members Meeting on the second Tuesdays of January, March, May, July, September, and November. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held in the Fellowship Hall of Staves Methodist Church (on the comer of East 28th & Madison) unless otherwise publicized.
The Board of Directors meet monthly on the second Monday of the month. Meetings are held at the HyVee store at 2540 E Euclid Ave beginning at 7:00 p.m. You do not need to be a member of the Board of Directors to attend. All residents are encouraged to bring ideas, concerns and solutions.
WHAT SERVICES DOES D.A.N.A. OFFER?
> ICE CREAM SOCIAL has been held in July to provide an informal time to meet your neighbors and city leaders. Past visitors to our event include the Mayor, council members, school officials, City Manager as well as representatives from the police and other city departments. This is usually held on the second Tuesday in July. Look for details in future publications.
> SCRUB DAY for residents to dispose of items not normally picked up by city sanitation. The schedule is posted on this website and the City of Des Moines website.
> YARD OF THE WEEK AND HOLIDAY LIGHTS contests to recognize residents who promote good neighbor ideals. To nominate a residence for either contest, please contact Joe Youngwirth at 266-2569.
> FLAG DISPOSAL is available at any DANA event through SCRUB Day. Bring your worn flags to D.A.N.A. and we will arrange to have them delivered to the VFW for proper disposal.
> REPRESENTATION TO CITY GOVERNMENT is another benefit of the Neighborhood Association. Representatives from D.A.N.A. have gone before Planning and Zoning, the City Council, Police Department and other city and county organizations.
> SUPPORT OF LOCAL BUSINESS. D.A.N.A. strives to use local business whenever possible. Business owners who join the association are given one free business card advertisement in our newsletter. Additional advertising can be purchased at a nominal cost. Please contact a member of the Steering Committee for Details.
> SERVICE TO OTHERS IN THE COMMUNITY. In past years we have donated to Garton Elementary, North and East High Post Prom, the Salvation Army and supported community efforts at Gray's Lake, Greater Eastside Development Association.
> MEMBERSHIP IN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. Douglas Acres is a member of the Des Moines Neighbors, an umbrella group of neighborhood associations in the city, Northeast Neighbors and Greater Eastside Development organization.