There are currently 41 neighborhood associations in the City of Hattiesburg. This page contains links to an overall map and individual maps for each Neighborhood Association.
Neighborhood Development Coordinator
The Neighborhood Development Coordinator plays a vital role in providing important and timely information regarding city meetings, public hearings, programs and public awareness messages to the neighborhood “network”. The coordinator also assists, as a liaison, in providing information for organizing new associations and neighborhood watch groups. The neighborhood coordinator also provides the associations with information about new developments, new ordinances and upcoming issues and events that will affect their neighborhood, such as zoning changes and road improvements. There are currently 40 neighborhood associations city-wide.
The Neighborhood Development Coordinator also attends numerous meetings with non-profit organizations geared to providing services for disadvantaged citizens.
Pine Belt Coalition on Homelessness
Mayor’s Financial Education Initiatives
Oak Arbor’s Stand Down
DREAM’s Community Planning Coalition
Emergency Food & Shelter Board Programs
Hattiesburg Area Community Health Coalition
Maxine Coleman, Neighborhood Development Coordinator
Department of Urban Development
The Council of Neighborhoods
Mayor Johnny DuPree established the “Mayor’s Council of Neighborhoods” during his first term of office. The council was set up to provide a forum for neighborhood leaders to express any ideas, issues or concerns about city services or projects. The council met quarterly to allow the associations an opportunity to sit at the table and listen to presentations geared to the interests and concerns of the neighborhoods.
In 2008, the Council of Neighborhoods became an organization with elected board members and officers. The group holds regularly scheduled meetings and invites speakers to address current neighborhood issues. Also, each neighborhood association has a web site to share information with the residents.