Become a Member

Membership in the Center Avenue Neighborhood Association is available to any individual or organization that shares our goal of preserving and protecting the historic character of the Center Avenue Historic District and the greater Bay City area.

Dues/Benefits
CANA is committed to advocating on behalf of its members and the preservation of the historic structures within the district. Members at the Advocate level or above have access to a “Member’s Only” section of www.canabaycity.org, the organization’s website and can take advantage of discounted rates for organizational programs (e.g., workshops). Only members at the Advocate level or above may participate in certain organizational programs like the Interpretive Signage Program. Also, such members are eligible to participate in the Historic Structure Plaque Program (for details and a photo of the plaque, please click here).

There are five levels of CANA membership with the following dues structure and benefits:

1) Benefactor ($150): Voting/Residential Member (available to property owners whose principal residential address is located within the boundaries of the Center Avenue National Register Historic District. Specifically, this includes owners of single-family residential dwellings & owners of multi-unit dwellings who reside on the property. Residential membership and corresponding voting rights are extended to each member household)

• Has all of the Guardian level benefits/requirements
• Receives a homeowner plaque for their structure (One Time Purchase Only)
• Receives recognition of their support on Webpage

2) Guardian ($50): Voting/Residential Member (available to property owners whose principal residential address is located within the boundaries of the Center Avenue National Register Historic District. Specifically, this includes owners of single-family residential dwellings & owners of multi-unit dwellings who reside on the property. Residential membership and corresponding voting rights are extended to each member household)

• Holds the right to vote at any meeting, on any item
• May serve on the Board of Directors
• Receives a membership card
• Must be a resident
• Can buy a homeowner plaque for 3 years of dues membership ($150; One Time Purchase Only)

3) Advocate ($35): (Commercial Partner)

• Does not hold voting rights
• Cannot serve on the Board of Directors
• Does not have to be a resident

4) Preservationist ($5): (Non-Resident or Non-Voting Resident)

• Does not hold voting rights
• Cannot serve on the Board of Directors
• Does not have to be a resident

5) Supporters ($0, resident or non-resident; can receive communications via e-mail by simply providing their e-mail address; this membership level does not hold voting rights and cannot serve on the Board of Directors)