The College Quarter Neighborhood Association (CQNA), founded in 1995 serves approximately 150 residential properties west of the Rollins campus, bounded by French, Antonette, Maryland and McIntyre. Our mission statement is to maintain and improve the quality of life of the residents, maintain the residential quality of the neighborhood, and to protect and enhance property values. Property owners who maintain membership by payment of annual dues, elect a five-person board of directors to serve two years.
The board in turn designates the association officers among themselves. An annual general membership meeting is held in January. The board of directors schedules four regular meetings each year and holds occasional special meetings. Association members are welcome at all board meetings. Quarterly newsletters are published throughout the year to announce association initiatives and neighborhood and city activities.
The association sponsors annual events that include a neighborhood cleanup on Earth Day in the spring, “Holiday Wanderings” open houses in December, neighborhood gatherings during the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival weekend and garden tours. In 1997, the CQNA was the first neighborhood association to receive a grant from the City of Winter Park.
A consultant was engaged with the city to create a special lighting district to replace the unsightly cobra street light poles with traditional light standards. By referendum, property owners voted in favor of the required special assessment, and installation of the new lighting was completed. Also, using grant money with matching funds from the membership, decorative lampposts with neighborhood identification signs were installed at four “gateways” to the quarter. In 2001, the city adopted an ordinance to permit designating a neighborhood a historic district and individual properties as historic. The CQNA then presented the required petition signatures to the city, becoming the first neighborhood to be approved to start the process.
Mailing Address: CQNA, P.O. Box 564, Winter Park, FL 32790