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.

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

There are two categories of CANA membership:

1) Residential Membership is 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.
2) Non-Residential Membership is a non-voting membership category available to all other individuals, organizations and businesses not classified as “Residential Members” (above). Non-Residential Members do not hold voting rights.

Currently Residential Member households pay $50 and Non-Residential members pay $35 per year.* In order to maintain a consistent annual billing cycle, initial dues payments include one full year plus a portion of the following year’s fee pro-rated by month.

Download the Dues Proration Chart

*Annual membership dues may be changed at the discretion of the Board of Directors.