Southeast University Neighborhood Association
In the more than three decades since its formation, the Southeast University Neighborhood Association has helped to establish the Euclid Community Open House (ECOH) and the University Neighborhood Preservation Association (UNPA). We’ve lobbied for stronger legislation to protect residents, and we’ve secured private funding for the neighborhood. SEUNA members and officers have gone on to positions at the city, county, and state levels.
In 1973 a group of concerned neighbors formed a group to not only represent the neighborhood on various mayor’s councils and task forces but to articulate the pride they had in the diversity of the area. That enthusiasm has remained constant and that pride in diversity remains.
Sometimes it seems that our perennial issues – housing code, zoning problems, noise and density issues – have kept our focus too narrow. But other concerns that affect our neighborhood – education, daycare, the environment, community celebrations – have also become synonymous with SEUNA.
SEUNA has inspired masters’ theses and won accolades from local politicians and community groups for our persistence. We’ve had bake sales and garage sales and summer festivals – just like so many other organizations – and we’ve made a difference in the quality of the residential life for over 2500 households.
Best wishes and much luck to us and our neighborhood for the next thirty years and beyond!
935 Lancaster Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
Michael Stanton, President