Why Join the MDA?

As a Museum District resident, you may ask, “why should I join the neighborhood association?” Here are but a few examples.


On the website, you may also sign up to receive our email communications, which keeps everyone updated on events in the neighborhood.

  • Quarterly Newsletter: Your board and other volunteers hand-deliver The Columns each quarter to every residence and business. While advertisers cover a large portion, our general fund supple- ments the software and printing cost for the 4,600 copies we deliver each quarter.
  • Website: The MDA website is not free! Your dues pay for development and software costs, hosting and administration expenses, and the registration of our domain name.
  • Email communication: We send out email communications related to safety, events in the Museum District, and other information of interest to the residents.
  • New Neighbor Welcome Packets: All new homeowners receive a welcome packet from the MDA.

Building Relationships

All of our social and community based functions have some type of operational budget that is met with dues and other contributions from members. Among these are the Annual Spring Fling Social, the Annual Meeting in November, Public Safety and Town Hall Meetings and Semi-annual Alley Clean-ups. As you can see, the MDA is an active neighborhood association, bringing value to its members every day!

To become involved in your association and support the hard work being done, please consider joining today.

If you have any questions, you may e-mail the Membership Chair at or call 804-410-1632 .

Membership Eligibility:

As per Article IV of the Museum District Association By Laws , membership in the MDA shall be granted to any person 18 years of age or older, residing in, leasing or owning property within boundaries of the Museum District.

Membership dues shall be payable annually on January 1st of each calendar year. Each eligible member, having paid all dues owed, shall be a member in good standing and have one (1) vote in all matters presented to the Association membership and shall be known as a Voting Member.

All members in good standing shall be eligible to vote and chair special committees; members in good standing who also reside within the boundaries of the neighborhood shall be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.

Nonvoting Associate membership shall be open to the general public as a Friend of the Association.