Northeast Neighborhood Association of Elgin (NENA)

Northeast Neighborhood Association of Elgin (NENA) works year round to enrich the lives of those of us that live in the community. We host public meetings and social events. We support our local schools and work closely with law enforcement to ensure safety on our streets. We created and maintain the NENA Butterfly Garden at the corner of Ann St. and Douglas Ave, and work with the city to assure that development in our neighborhood meets the needs of our residents with amenities like parks and open space and that any new construction or renovation is appropriate to the neighborhood.

We host the routes for Elgin’s annual Fourth of July Parade and Elgin Valley Fox Trot and actively support those city wide events. NENA advocates for historic preservation through creation and promotion of historic districts, community outreach and advocacy. One of longest running and most popular events is our Homes for the Holidays house tour in December.
Check out our Calendar of Events and subscribe to our email list for the most up to date information.

NENA is 100% volunteer driven. To learn about volunteer opportunities, contact us at

And please consider becoming a member of NENA. Paid memberships and individual donations are vital to our ability to do the work we do. We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization so your donations are
tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.