In the midst of developments to the Woodbridge area like the new Potomac Town Center, the renovation of Marumsco Plaza, and the redevelopment of North Woodbridge, some feel that the Dale City area has been neglected.
The Neabsco Action Alliance held its first public meeting Tuesday night. The NAA was recently founded as a nonprofit civic organization that will serve Dale City by promoting its businesses and improving its appearance.
"Our strip malls are outdated and our home values have plummeted in neighborhoods with no HOA to keep up the status quo," NAA President Connie Moser said. "We want to get some sort of movement going that will bring pride to our neighborhoods, and better stores, shops and restaurants to our residents. We know it can be done -- we want to get started."
Moser and Vice President Kelly Easterly and Secretary Linda Gosnell have worked together in many projects to improve the community, such as Neighborhood Pride Week, Library Work Days, the Lindendale Clean Sweep and the Cleanup of the Occoquan River. In addition, Gosnell and Moser belong to Neighborhood Leaders and Easterly and Moser serve as board members for Keep Prince William Beautiful.
"We are a volunteer cadre who integrate and interweave many other committees, boards and groups," the NAA introductory announcement read.
Because the group is a 501(c)4, it is a nonprofit, but not a charitable organiztion. Any resources collected by the group will fund "activities or materials that will benefit the community," the announcement continued.
Membership is open to the public.