19North Community Alliance began with the 19north district.
In 2017, the Northwest Extension of the light rail down the center of 19th Avenue was completed. This brought all kinds of change, positive and negative. We wanted a say in how to address these changes and lead the next chapter of our community's story, so we formed the 19North Community Alliance.
In 2018, the alliance held a meeting with over 200 residents, businesses, investors, and public officials to put our vision on paper and create a plan for those shaping and developing our community to follow. We formed an advisory team to help carry out this vision as our community continued to grow.
By 2019, the Advisory Team created a Vision, Mission and Strategy for the future of our community. Supporting programs were initiated and a meaningful shift began to occur - conversations began to center around partnering together for our shared vision. The non-profit 501c3 9NORTH Community Alliance Inc was formed and the work of the Community Alliance continued to build collaboration and cohesion between all aspects of community.
Today, 19North Community Alliance is an organization that supports small businesses, finds solutions that address needs and safety together, and continues to facilitate cohesive stakeholder collaboration to achieve the collective vision of unique communities across the Northwest Phoenix valley.
To lead collaborative efforts that build healthy communities.
To build safe, walkable communities for all to enjoy; where every business thrives, every student succeeds and every neighborhood is safe.”
Our values are centered around building trusted relationships through ongoing collaboration for our shared vision;
- relationships are more important than programs
- collaboration makes us stronger
- inclusion invites every voice to the table
- healthy conversations unite us in learning and leading
We're always asking...
"What do you love about our community?”
“What do you want for the future of our community?”
“Would you be willing to work together to make this list our reality?”
Since 2017, we've been working hard to develop and execute the vision for the 19north district and beyond. Here are some of our achievements... so far!
✦ 19north District Policy Plan
Over a two year period, and with over a dozen community engagement meetings, the stakeholders in the development of the 19th avenue light rail corridor developed a policy plan to capture their vision for the area, determine the necessary actions to achieve it, and put accountability mechanisms in place to ensure it gets done.
✦ 19north District Promotional Video
Board of Directors
19North Community Alliance holds a 501c3 status and is governed by a Board of Directors. These leaders in our community volunteer their time and energy to ensure that programs and initiatives that are in line with our mission continue to take place. The board is also responsible for the oversight and facilitation of all donations made to the community effort.