Neighborhood Planning Assemblies

Join a Steering Committee

Click Below for the NPA Steering Committee Member Packet

Present at an NPA

Click below to access the NPA Presentation Request Form

Agendas & Minutes

View meeting agendas and minutes

What are the NPAs?


Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) strive to be diverse and inclusive grassroots neighborhood organizations established in each of Burlington's eight Wards to encourage resident participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the residents of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Read the original Resolution that created NPAs in BurlingtonFor the 2007 signed Resolution, see here

NPAs serve as organized, democratic forums where neighbors can learn about public issues that affect them and advise the City of their concerns and needs. NPAs elect steering committees to help advance the interests of neighbors in shaping the agenda and raising community issues. To find out more about joining your local NPA steering committee, visit the specific page of your NPA below and reach out to current steering committee members. NPAs are committed to participation and leadership that represents the diverse, multigenerational character of our community.

From stop signs to major development projects, the NPAs offer you an innovative way to get involved in neighborhood and City infrastructure issues and make your opinions heard. If you are a developer whose project meets the threshold for Major Impact Review, you will need to visit the NPA of the Ward in which your development is proposed.


Annually NPAs are allocated a budget per Ward to increase capacity to further the mission of the NPAs.  See here for NPA funding rules and here for CEDO budeting guidelines. 


NPAs also elect representatives to a residential board that approves neighborhood development grant applications. This program funds projects that reduce poverty and/or revitalize low and moderate-income neighborhoods.

Regular NPA topics include:

  • Upcoming ballot questions and candidate forums
  • Reports from elected and appointed officials
  • Presentations from local non-profits and businesses
  • Development projects in the wards


See live streams of NPA meetings on Channel 317!


When and where are the meetings? NPAs generally meet monthly at a regularly scheduled time and place - Click your Ward below for more information.

Don't know your Ward? Find it using the Burlington Ward Map