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From our annual Festival Friday 4 Miler and Cooper-Young Beerfest to our fantastic holiday events, we love hanging out in the neighborhood.

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Cooper-Young Community Association

The Cooper-Young Community Association (CYCA) was created in March of 1977 and is a fully registered and recognized nonprofit 501(c)3. With an initial goal of mobilizing residents to stem the tide of decay that so many urban areas experienced, this organization has always functioned as a grassroots, volunteer effort. The CYCA has assisted with a number of projects including an early neighborhood watch, the installation and maintenance of the nationally-recognized Cooper Street Trestle Bridge, and the redevelopment of the communities’ eponymous corner at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. It also began publishing its monthly community newspaper, The Lamplighter, in the early 1990s; this publication continues today and is hand-delivered to each residence within the neighborhood. This organization currently maintains community office space within a redeveloping commercial area in the southeast quadrant of the neighborhood. It is financially supported through events including its annual Cooper-Young Festival Friday 4-Miler and Beerfest as well as membership dues and donations. While it continues to be a predominantly volunteer organization, it does employ a full-time executive director as well as a small part-time staff for The Lamplighter.

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Calendar

Feb
19
Mon
CYCA Office Closed
Feb 19 – Feb 23 all-day
Feb
21
Wed
Overton Park Parking Plan
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
1
Thu
Transportation Committee Meeting
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
3
Sat
Half Pints for Half Pints
Mar 3 all-day
Mar
6
Tue
City Council Votes on CY Historic Overlay Application
Mar 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mar
13
Tue
CYCA General Meeting — Officer Nominations
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
17
Sat
Memphis Irish Society St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mar 17 all-day
Apr
5
Thu
Transportation Committee Meeting
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
10
Tue
CYCA Annual Meeting — Officer Elections
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
28
Sat
Cooper-Young Community Yard Sale
Apr 28 all-day

Lamplighter News

CYBA ‘Unwrapped’ wraps neighborhood in holiday cheer

Over 40 businesses participated in this year’s Cooper-Young “Unwrapped” contest, part of the Cooper-Young Business Association’s “Santa Comes to Cooper-Young” holiday celebration on December 7. Local businesses lit up their windows and outdoor displays to win free...

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Cottages proposal heads to city council

The Land Use Control Board approved by a vote of 7-2 application PD 17-23, City Cottages-Cooper Young, at its Jan. 11 meeting. The project is for ten 1,000-square-foot rental houses at the currently vacant northeast corner of Elzey and Tanglewood. The approval...

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Board elections slated for spring

This is an election year for Cooper-Young Community Association board president and treasurer. Those roles are currently held by Mark Morrison and Caroline Norris Smart, respectively. Official nominations must be submitted at or before the CYCA general meeting on...

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CYCA committees report at next general meeting

The next general meeting of the Cooper-Young Community Association will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. The meeting will feature a panel of board members representing the CYCA’s committees. You’ll have the opportunity to hear about each committee and their...

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