Neighborhood Advocate

New Haven's Neighborhood Advocate fosters relationships and builds a sense of communication between local government and its citizens by:

  • Ascertaining the needs and wants of residents
  • Creating multiple methods of communication with residents
  • Encouraging social interaction
  • Increasing the ability to meet those needs through a higher level of participation and interaction between residents
  • Promoting community welfare

About the Advocate

Deb-Anne Smith, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, is New Haven's Neighborhood Advocate and continues to work with residents wishing to form new neighborhood associations while remaining allegiant to preserve relationships with our current neighborhood leaders and strengthen existing neighborhoods. 

Building a successful neighborhood association takes people who are willing to make a commitment to get involved in their community and make things happen. When neighborhoods are organized and active, this results in a stronger community.


If you have any questions regarding this service, please call Deb-Anne at 260-748-7070.