About Friendly Area Neighors
Friendly Area Neighbors (FAN) is one of 23 neighborhood associations recognized by the city of Eugene, Oregon. The FAN Charter (PDF) describes its purpose, structure, and operation. Funding for neighborhood associations and their activities is provided primarily through the city's Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement program. Participation in FAN is open to all residents, property owners, or business owners within the boundaries of the Friendly neighborhood.
FAN is named for Friendly Street, which bisects the neighborhood from north to south. The street was named for Sam Friendly, Mayor of Eugene from 1893-1895, who was a mercantile owner and helped secure the University of Oregon for our community. The purpose of Friendly Area Neighbors is to build community at the neighborhood level and improve the livability of the neighborhood.
The boundaries of the Friendly neighborhood are Chambers Street on the west, 18th Avenue on the north, and Amazon Creek on the east. The southern boundary runs along West 28th Avenue from Chambers Street eastward to Washington Street, then south on Washington to Lorane Highway, then east again on Lorane Highway, where it meets and continues as West 29th Avenue, then East 29th Avenue to its end, where the final segment of the southern border is a multi-use path to Amazon Creek, completing the circuit.
Approximately 7,000 people live in FAN. Up to 15 volunteers serve on the FAN Board. General membership meetings are held quarterly and executive board meetings are held monthly.