Our Vision Statement
The Weigent-Hogan Neighborhood Association works collaboratively using open communication with residents, property owners, business owners, the City of La Crosse and other organizations to sustain a healthy, safe, well-maintained neighborhood and a vibrant sense of community.
To learn more about neighborhood associations and WHNA, explore the Q and A section below.
What is a neighborhood association?
A neighborhood association (NA) is a group of residents or property owners who advocate for or organize activities within a neighborhood. An association typically has an elected leadership structure and may have dues. WHNA does not have dues; however, monetary donations are welcome.
Why are neighborhood associations important and how can one help me?
Neighborhood associations are a way for residents of a defined area (neighborhood) to meet and help guide the the future of that neighborhood. Neighborhood associations help the voices of the neighborhood residents be heard in the local government and can affect change within the neighborhood.
Why does a neighborhood association have authority to make decisions for the neighborhood?
The Weigent-Hogan Neighborhood association (WHNA) is a City of La Crosse recognized neighborhood association. Working with the City Planning Department and the Neighborhood Revitalization Commission, WHNA works to strengthen our residential area and to promote neighborhood businesses.
How can I become a WHNA member?
In order to participate in WHNA general, board or committee meetings, you must be residing within the neighborhood boundaries. There are no forms or dues to process to attend. The ability participate in elections requires you have attended at least two general meetings within the calendar year. In addition to residing in the neighborhood, the requirements to participate as a board member also involves an election.
Where does the name Weigent-Hogan come from?
“With the spread of residential development and an increasing population came a need for a new school. A number of locations were discussed, but geography and the willingness of successful grocery wholesaler James J. Hogan to donate land for the a school resulted in the selection of a site between Mississippi and Winnebago Streets, and East Avenue and 19th Street.”
“Weigent Park is a lovely park on Cass Street (between 15th and 16th streets) that enhances the neighborhood with a softball field, tennis courts, playground equipment and green space. It was once the site of a public school building… The building was razed the summer of 1972 and the space was transformed into Weigent Park, which opened in 1977. The park was named for Walter “Babe” Weigent, retired athletic director and football coach at Central High School.”
How can I be involved with WHNA?
General meetings are held every second Monday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and are currently held over Zoom. There is no general meeting in December.