About Our Community

Our neighborhood includes over 350 single family homes in the area bound by Indian School Road on the south, the Grand Canal on the north, 7th Avenue on the east and 15th Avenue on the west. Although our neighborhood is nestled in the heart of Phoenix, it is a quiet, cottage community where most of the homes were built between 1931 and 1947. Our residents are a mix of young and old—many of our residents are original homeowners. We even have some second and third generation homeowners!

We are proud of the character and charm of our area. Our Neighborhood Association was formed in 1987 to help us meet the mounting challenges of maintaining a thriving community in central Phoenix. There is power in numbers and the unity from the association provides a way for all the neighbors to get together and help make this the best place to live in Phoenix.

Our goals include:

Promote a sense of community and cohesiveness in the neighborhood by organizing neighborhood events.

Present a unified voice to the City, County and State governments and adjacent businesses on various issues which may affect our neighborhood. Areas of particular concern include zoning issues, traffic control, crime prevention and property appearance.

Reduce crime in the neighborhood by promoting the Block Watch Program and providing a liaison with the Phoenix Police Department.


The Woodlea Melrose Neighborhood Association has five elected officers: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Newsletter Editor, Treasurer and Secretary. These board officers are elected to a one year term.

We are registered with the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department as an incorporated neighborhood association. Our membership dues are $10 a year which includes many benefits; the publication and home delivery of the Neighborhood News, the Annual Neighborhood Cookout, holiday luminaria candles and bags, Annual Yard Sale signs and advertising and much, much more!

Dues run from December 1 thru the following November. The Association is a non-profit organization which means your dues and donations are tax-deductible.

We would like all residents of the Woodlea Melrose Neighborhood to join us. We do make a difference! We encourage you to get involved by becoming an association volunteer or street representative — you’ll be able to help in so many ways.


Phoenix Important Numbers


Sexual Offender Notification Squad:
Sgt. Francis
Medical, Police, and Fire Emergencies: 9-1-1
Crime Stoppers 602-262-6151
Poison Control 602-253-3334
Police Precinct 602-495-5007
Southwest Gas 602-271-4277
Spay & Neuter 602-863-0116
Vice Hotline 602-426-1231
Zoning Enforcement: 602-262-7844

Phoenix Neighborhood Services Division

Administrative Services Division: 602-534-5033
City of Phoenix general information: 602-262-6011
Community Development Division: 602-534-2393
Coordination Division: 602-495-3738
NSD Director’s Office: 602-534-2825
Fight Back Program: 602-495-3738
Graffiti Busters hotline: 602-495-7014
Graffiti cell phone hotline: #4663
Graffiti in progress: 9-1-1
Grants Administration: 602-262-7210
KEEP IT CLEAN!: 602-534-4444
Landlord/Tenant counseling: 602-262-7210
Neighborhood Association list: 602-495-0113
Neighborhood Economic Development: 602-495-5249
Neighborhood Specialist
Lisa Hubbard
Preservation Division: 602-262-7844
Property maintenance violations: 602-262-7844
Revitalization Division 602-262-4808

Phoenix City Council

Mayor: Phil Gordon

Vice Mayor, District 4: Tom Simplot

District 1: Thelda Williams

District 2: Peggy Neely

District 3: Bill Gates

District 5: Claude Mattox

District 6: Sal DiCiccio

District 7: Michael Nowakowski

District 8: Michael Johnson