Responses from City Commission candidates to LAN’s candidate questionnaire:
LAN Mission Statement
The Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods (hereinafter, LAN) exists to support and enhance the viability and effectiveness of Lawrence neighborhood associations and the Urban Growth Area.
- To provide opportunities for networking among neighborhoods for the sharing of resources, information, and expertise;
- To encourage and assist in the development of new neighborhood associations within the City of Lawrence boundaries and the Urban Growth Area;
- To encourage the cooperation of neighborhoods with similar concerns in order to facilitate the achievement of their common goals;
- To identify more efficient ways to evaluate the effects of city government policies, services, and programs on neighborhoods;
- To encourage accurate and timely feedback to city officials on neighborhood concerns and issues regarding city policies, services, and programs.