Frayser Community Association

The decision to form a new organization came from a series of meetings and discussions recognizing the need for a community wide organization which could collaborate with other community-wide efforts such as the Frayser Community Development Corporation (FCDC).  The Frayser Community Association (FCA) was established for the purpose of bringing together all areas of Frayser in order for the citizens of the community to get to know each other and work together for common goals, common projects, and common interests.The decision to form a new organization came from a series of meetings and discussions recognizing the need for a community wide organization which could collaborate with other community-wide efforts such as the Frayser Community Development Corporation (FCDC).  The Frayser Community Association (FCA) was established for the purpose of bringing together all areas of Frayser in order for the citizens of the community to get to know each other and work together for common goals, common projects, and common interests.

One option in the decision-making process was to simply expand the boundaries of the Alta Vista Neighborhood Association (AVNA), but it was also clear that a communitywide effort should recognize the value of organizations which are successful because they represent a geographic area (Range Line Associates) or themes such as (Neighborhood Watch).

 

Alta Vista Neighborhood Association, which was one of the few existing neighborhood groups at that time, decided to apply for a charter to create the Frayser Community Association to be the umbrella organization for any existing neighborhood groups. AVNA applied for and received a grant from the Memphis Community Development Partnership.  Articles of Incorporation, signed by Dorothy Coscia as the registered agent, were filed with the State of Tennessee. Other incorporators listed were Martha Hensley, Marlene Umbreit and Constance Benton. The approved charter then became part of the application to the Internal Revenue Service for recognition of exemption from federal taxes it was approved and submitted to the State of Tennessee for a certificate of exemption from state taxes.

With community spirit intact Frayser stepped into a new Millennium and a new Community Association. As part of the grant there were two communitywide mailings. Issues of the Frayser Flyer newspaper went out in the Fall of 2000 and Spring of 2001. The dues structure of the association was set up to recognize the importance of other organizations.

 

The Mission of the Frayser Community Association is to preserve the residential quality of Frayser;  to ensure orderly and compatible land-use; to maintain and improve the dignity and integrity of homes in the area; to encourage homeowners to maintain/improve their property and real estate investors to improve their holdings; and to work together on issues of common concern including but not limited to (a) the quality of government service to the community, (b) rezoning, (c) crime prevention, (d) public image, and (e) improved neighborhood appearance. It's most important purpose is to embrace the all of Frayser as a community.

 

October 7, 2000

 

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We are a non-profit organization and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to help out, please contact us for a list of our most needed items or volunteer opportunities.

 

FRAYSER COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 271489
Memphis, TN 38167

 

Phone: 901-860-4675

Email: info@frayserca.org

 

 

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