Neighborhood Recognition Program

Olympia's Neighborhood Recognition Program was started in 1989 as a way to foster ongoing communication between City Government and neighborhood associations. Neighborhoods voluntarily choose to participate in the Olympia program and all neighborhoods located within the City of Olympia and its Urban Growth Area are eligible to apply.

To apply to become a Recognized Neighborhood Association (RNA), complete and submit this form as described: 2018 RNA Annual Update.


  • Notification of certain zoning and land use proposals.
  • Ability to apply for up to $4,000 bi-annually in neighborhood matching grants
  • As needed meetings with City staff and other associations to discuss issues and learn about City programs and services.
  • Free use of City Hall copy machines for neighborhood newsletters. Contact City Hall at 360.753.8314 to arrange time to use the copier.
  • Authorized street closure for up to two neighborhood block parties per year.

View the Neighborhood Association Roster to see which neighborhood has already joined!

For information about the Neighborhood Recognition Program, contact the City's Neighborhood Planner, Katie Pruit, at 360.570.3746, or by e-mail at


The Northeast Neighborhood Association received a 2009 grant for a community kiosk.

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