NAC Structure Details & Regulations

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Structure Details

  • The City of Frederick is divided into 12 areas that closely overlap established police beats, voting districts, and census tracts.
  • Each NAC has defined boundaries, including detailed maps.
  • Each resident living within a NAC is a member of that NAC and is provided an opportunity to comment on neighborhood traffic, safety, zoning, capital improvements, and other issues within their designated or adjacent areas.
  • Each NAC shall be comprised of volunteer coordinators who, if approved, will be appointed after submitting a letter of interest to the mayor and Board of Aldermen.
  • Each council shall have no more than seven coordinators. Each council shall have elected officers such as chairperson, recording secretary, and treasurer who will conduct their meetings with or without a city liaison present.
  • NAC appointed coordinators may be appointed and reappointed to two-year terms by submitting a letter of interest. Interested persons are encouraged to attend two NAC meetings before requesting an appointment. Appointed coordinators are encouraged to be civil and to display a positive attitude to effect change during meetings. Appointed coordinators with more than three consecutive unexcused absences will be removed from their appointment.


  • NACs may conduct monthly, bi-monthly, or meetings as needed. Minutes must be taken by an appointed coordinator and posted on the city website.
  • Meetings shall be advertised and open to the public.
  • NACs shall hold two yearly city-wide NAC meetings to provide community updates and establish city-wide priorities. A city representative will be assigned to provide assistance in establishing these meetings.
  • NACs may sponsor at least one volunteer program or projects per year. Examples of such programs may include neighborhood clean-ups, mentoring programs, food drive, or a park beautification programs, etc.
  • NACs shall work cooperatively with existing neighborhood / civic programs. For example, the organization may wish to partner with the city's Police Department to host a Drug Awareness Program or a Protect Your Home Program, etc.