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Membership is easy and affordable. Everyone is welcome to all our meetings, however, only active members can vote. (For meeting location and time see below.) To become an active member the annual dues are $5 per individual and $10 per household. Bring your payment to a meeting or send a check along with your name, address, phone number and email to our treasurer, Susan Sewell, 2904 Legion St., Durham, NC 27707.

TLNA Monthly Meeting

Our meetings are the first Thursday of every month at 7pm in the basement of the Lakewood Methodist Church at the corner of Chapel Hill Road and Huron Street. All are welcome. Paying members get voting privileges. Meeting Minutes Archive

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Welcome to the Neighborhood

Tuscaloosa-Lakewood Neighborhood Association (TLNA) was established in 1985 to foster pride in the neighborhood and provide a forum for neighborhood activity. The Association serves as a liaison for neighborhood interests with city government and nearby schools and businesses, and we work with other neighborhood associations on common concerns. We facilitate neighbors' involvement in all issues that affect TLNA, including quality of life, property values, land use, safety, zoning changes, traffic patterns, and streets modifications. We also sponsor neighborhood activities, such as our annual picnic, to help neighbors create friendships and a sense of belonging.

Tuscaloosa-Lakewood Neighborhood Association serves approximately 550 households in the area bound by Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Chapel Hill Road, James Street, and a small portion of Lakewood Avenue. We are a diverse community of mixed incomes, lifestyles, and backgrounds. Some of our residents have lived here for decades. We have a strong neighborhood identity and commitment among residents, who, since 1985, have ensured the preservation and vitality of TLNA.

Officers and Board Members


President: Frances Kerr
Vice President: Jennifer Leaf
Secretary: Olivia Brakenbury
Treasurer: Susan Sewell 

Board members:
Myers Sugg
Adam Brakenbury
Christine Hill
Ashley Davoli
Steve Hill
Patrice Cheasty-Miller

Our neighborhood

Neighborhood News

Durham Billboard Regulation Changes

  • TLNA Board has voted to join other neighborhoods who oppose any change in the billboard zoning law. Read our statement and learn more at our News & Projects Blog.
  • Mark your calendars:
  • Planning Commission Public Hearing for billboard regulation changes April 13, at 5:30 pm in City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza. 

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