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Neighborhood Commission & Council
City of Charleston Neighborhood Council
The Neighborhood Council is a unique organization currently composed of 112 democratically organized neighborhood associations.  Groups of presidents from these associations meet with the Mayor and his staff throughout the year in regularly scheduled sessions to share information, report concerns and make suggestions that will improve the quality of life for residents and the city as a whole.  There are currently six sectors of neighborhood presidents in geographically connected areas of the city.  There are two sectors downtown (includes Daniel Island), three sectors in West Ashley, and one sector comprising James and Johns Islands.
 
The Mayor hosts the annual Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable event where the neighborhood presidents gather to network, meet other City staff, and enjoy an evening of socializing over dinner. 

Neighborhoods interested in applying for membership in the Neighborhood Council must be organized with a set of by-laws and have precise, unambiguous geographic boundaries.  An application is available to be completed along with a petition that twenty residents must sign.  Each fall, applications are reviewed, voted upon and approved by the Neighborhood Commission. 

See a complete map of the Neighborhood Council.

Neighborhood Commission

The Neighborhood Commission consists of twelve citizens from each district appointed by City Councilmembers and one at-large appointment made by the Mayor.  The Commission meets twice a year in the fall to approve applications by neighborhoods interested in joining the Neighborhood Council. The Commission also reviews submissions for the annual Harold Koon Volunteer of the Year Award and selects the annual recipient.