Welcome to the Brentwood Neighborhood Association website

Brentwood is a neighborhood in north central Austin, Texas. The area is bordered by Burnet Road on the west, Lamar Blvd on the east, 45th Street on the south and Justin Lane on the north. The City of Austin annexed most of the neighborhood in 1946 and purchased the land next to Brentwood Elementary to establish the neighborhood's Brentwood Park in 1951. Running through the middle of the area is a tree-lined street named Arroyo Seco which follows a creek of the same name. This is the site of an annual holiday luminaria presentation.

Brentwood is now a trendy and popular area that is home to gorgeous tree-lined streets and established homes. Many of the homes are bungalow style homes, normally one story, and have a low to medium pitched roof and simple, rectangular shapes. Many were originally two bedrooms and were purchased by GIs who wanted to start families following WWII. The combination of original residents who never left the 'hood and a growing number of young professsionals have built a strong community which fits perfectly with the style of Austin.Welcome to Brentwood, y'all!!!

South MoPac Expansion Community Forum

NXNA Garden & Art Tour

The Soil Kitchen

Violet Crown Festival - Volunteers Needed

A note from our friends with the Violet Crown Festival.
Friends and neighbors,
Spring is here! And that means it's time for the much-beloved Violet Crown Festival!

We are reaching out this year and begging, BEGGING, for volunteer help with it.  It's a HUGE undertaking run by a small, small handful of people.  Like a tiny handful.  Mouse hands, even. 
The Festival is May 2 from 10-5.  It will be in the back of Brentwood Elementary (on the west side) this year.
If everyone who can, would volunteer just 2 hours, we'd be golden.
There are SO many things you can do from the simplest, one-hour tasks to monumental, gargantuan tasks.  Your choice ;)
Maybe you have a group who does civic volunteering? We want you!  We'll be happy to write letters of confirmation of volunteer time to any group or individual who helps us.  Volunteer hours look great on resumes!!!

We have a super, super easy online volunteer form thingee than you can do.  That is our preferred method of hearing from you.

Here is the link: 

If you wanna sign up the old-fashioned way, you are more than welcome to contact me if you're in Brentwood or Nancy Barnard if you're in Crestview.
Nancy is:  okrasalad@gmail.com   or 512-914-2917 
Michele:  wabisabiholt@gmail.com or 512-299-4596
You guys are always so good about showing up for the festival!  We thank you in advance for giving us some extra hands to make it happen!!!
Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/VioletCrownFestival#

Conversation Corps

The City of Austin, in partnership with Capital Metro, AISD and Leadership Austin, has launched a new initiative called Conversation Corp.   http://www.atxtalks.org/

Conversations will begin Friday, March 20. This first round will consist of 12 conversations over the course of two weeks, at varied times of day, all around town. The topic will be "How can Conversation Corps add value to our community?" We'll be seeking input from participants about the value of this program and the issues they'd like to see as future conversation topics. The partnering organizations will then use this feedback to map out monthly topics based on both their needs and the community's desires.

What is Conversation Corps?
Conversation Corps gives individuals the opportunity to participate in important conversations about issues affecting our community. Each month we’ll bring a conversation to your area, led by a volunteer host who wants to hear your voice. We make the arrangements so all you have to do is show up, share your thoughts and listen to the thoughts of others.

Then, we’ll deliver your feedback to the decision makers behind each issue and give you the resources you need to stay in the loop and hear how your input affected decisions. Come put your ideas on the table - We’ve saved a seat for you!

March Conversations:

Friday, March 20, 10:00am - 
Genuine Joe Coffeehouse - 2001 W Anderson Lane, 78757
Tuesday, March 24, 10:00am - 
Hancock Recreation Center - 811 East 41st Street, 78751
Tuesday, March 24, 5:30pm - 
Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, Austin Public Library - 5125 Convict Hill Rd., 78749
Wednesday, March 25, 5:30pm - 
University Presbyterian Church - 2203 San Antonio Street, 78705
Thursday, March 26, 8:00am - 
Joe's Bakery - 2305 East 7th Street, 78701
Thursday, March 26, 1:00pm - 
Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library - 7051 Village Center Drive, 78731

Thursday, March 26, 7:00pm - Turner-Roberts Recreation Center - 7201 Colony Loop Drive, 78724
Friday, March 27, 3:00pm - 
Spicewood Springs Branch, Austin Public Library - 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd., 78759

Saturday, March 28, 12:00pm - South Austin Recreation Center - 1100 Cumberland Rd., 78704
Saturday, March 28, 3:00pm - 
Kick Butt Coffee - 5775 Airport Boulevard, 78752
Sunday, March 29, 1:00pm - 
Dove Springs Recreation Center - 5801 Ainez Drive, 78744
Monday, March 30, 11:00am - 
Strange Brew, Austin Coffee - 5326 Manchaca Road, 78745

General Membership Meeting - 02/18/15

The Brentwood Neighborhood Association General Membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the North Austin Lions Club at 1103 Justin Lane.

We will be electing this year’s officers and steering committee; our current slate of Officers is: John Halaburt, (President), Mike McChesney, (Vice President), Evan Rivera (Secretary) and Angie Ward (Treasurer). Our nominations for Steering Committee include: Michele Holt, Barbara McArthur, Pam Leighton-Burwell, Lauren Waters, Bill Morgan, Brian Jackson, and Don Leighton-Burwell. We will also take nominations from the floor and are always looking for volunteers.

We will be reviewing BNA accomplishments over the past year, including an update on the Arroyo Seco Trail Project, and discuss some goals for 2015.

We will also have District 7 Councilmember Leslie Pool and Austin Police Neighborhood Liaison Officer Jud Chapman as guest speakers. This will be an excellent opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

February is also the month to pay your neighborhood association dues. You can pay your dues in person at the meeting. At only $10/year, we are asking for your support by paying your dues and showing your willingness to sustain the works of our association. You can also pay dues online via the Paypal Payments link.