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Here's What You Need to Know About Registered Neighborhood Organizations

Are you interested in getting more involved with local government and shaping the community you live in? There's no better place to start than your local Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO). These organizations are a powerful way to empower local grassroots change block-by-block and neighbor-to-neighbor.

Passionate about sustainability? Get in touch with your RNO and see about applying for the Sustainable Neighborhood Program. There may already be folks in your area organizing for local issues you care about.

Denver is a unique city in promoting greater citizen involvement through organized neighborhood associations. Currently, there are 78 statistical areas represented by 203 registered neighborhood organizations (RNOs) with the vast majority of these organizations belonging to the Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC), the city-wide association of RNOs.

In its defined geographic area, an RNO will normally address neighborhood quality of life issues, such as traffic, development and zoning, crime, communication, and licensing, and promote social activities to enhance residential spirit, developing a sense of community, and encourage resident participation. RNOs meet regularly and many send out newsletters to keep residents informed on neighborhood issues and events.

Find out which RNO you belong to by entering your address or selecting a location on a map HERE. RNO contact information will be provided on the map to assist you. 

If there isn't an RNO in your area, consider starting your own. To register with the city, neighborhood organizations must meet a set of eligibility requirements laid out in the Denver Revised Municipal Code, Chapter 12, Article III.

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