Friends of Austin Neighborhoods

Our Goals

Everyone lives in a neighborhood.

INCLUSIVE

Our neighborhoods should be inclusive and friendly, welcome new residents, encourage participation by the full diversity of neighborhood stakeholders, and offer a diverse, abundant, and affordable choice of housing options.

REPRESENTATIVE

The community needs a neighborhoods-based voice that is inclusive, innovative, and supportive of neighborhood improvement rather than the unsustainable status quo.

AFFORDABILITY

A diverse array of housing options not currently available are compatible with existing neighborhoods, can help make our city affordable, and can contribute to the vitality of our neighborhoods.

SHAPING CHANGE

Austin neighborhoods must continually evolve with the changing needs of the City, and we recognize such natural change presents opportunities to improve our neighborhoods. Accordingly, we support the kinds of changes that will enhance the affordability, inclusivity, connectivity, mobility, and quality of life in our neighborhoods.

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About

Everyone lives in a neighborhood.
Welcoming all of the diverse voices in Austin

We’re the voice of inclusive neighborhoods in Austin, welcoming abundant and diverse housing and residents of all socio-economic backgrounds. Recognizing that we all live in neighborhoods, we strive to provide broader and more effective neighborhood representation for the people of Austin.

We welcome everyone as members. Your neighborhood association can become a member, and we also welcome individual members. We can even help you create a new neighborhood association in your neighborhood. All we ask is that you enthusiastically support the FAN vision.

Members of FAN work with each other to share ideas and best practices for improving neighborhoods, keep themselves informed about city policies, take positions to influence policies that affect our neighborhoods, and organize social events that all members can enjoy.

  • Inclusive
  • Representative
  • Affordability
  • Shaping Change

Board Members

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Alysha Haggerton

President
ALYSHA HAGGERTON is a native Texan and now a co-housing renter living in D9 and working in finance at a F100 health insurer.
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Evan Gill

Treasurer
EVAN GILL is a renter in Crestview and an Analyst at an Austin-headquartered investment firm. He’s interested in raising up those who typically do not have a voice in the public process, specifically renters, students, younger Austinites, and working families.
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Roger Cauvin

Secretary
ROGER CAUVIN is an independent technology consultant and product strategist, blogger, downtown Austin dweller and creator of the Dadnab transit app service. He lives in Downtown Austin.
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Matthew Armstrong

Director
MATTHEW ARMSTRONG is a Crestview NA President Emeritus, Building Standards Committee Member, longtime city dweller, loves to ride the bus from his D7 residence.
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Natalie Gauldin

Director
NATALIE GAULDIN
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Pete Gilcrease

Director
PETE GILCREASE is a founding member of the neighborhood association Friends of Hyde Park and former Chairman of the Hyde Park Contact Team.
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Frank Harren

Director
FRANK HARREN has devoted his passion and energy to advocating for sustainable growth. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and broker associate with Coldwell Banker United Realtors. He lives in Downtown Austin.
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Ricky Hennessy

Director
RICKY HENNESSY is a data scientist at frog with a PhD in biomedical engineering from UT Austin, a SXSW innovation award winner, and a founding member of the Friends of Hyde Park neighborhood association.
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Meghan Skornia

Director
MEGHAN SKORNIA is an urban planner renting in D1.

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