The South University Neighborhood Association (SUNA) was nominated for being very responsive to their neighbors concerns in a number of ways. They were instrumental in organizing a Livability Summit, a forum to discuss impacts from undesirable behaviors associated with binge drinking and partying by students and other young people that gather in the area. This effort provided an impetus to form the Neighborhood Livability Working Group, comprised of City representatives from Neighborhood Services and Police, the University of Oregon, UO students, and neighborhood and property owner / manager representatives who were tasked with identifying strategies to address this persistent and challenging problem.
SUNA has combined initiative with a willingness to collaborate to enhance their effectiveness. Examples include:
Boundaries of the Neighborhood
South University Neighborhood Association is bounded by the east by Patterson Street on the west, the west side of Agate Street on the east, the north side of East 24th Avenue on the south, and the south side of East 18th Avenue on the north.