Atlantic City’s neighborhood civic associations, some of them more than 100 years old, are instrumental in the shaping community life and driving community engagement.

By fostering public and civic discussions, the associations have also helped community members rally for and against government initiations and have strengthened the community voice.

As the city continues to try to move forward, the groups, led by long-time residents may take on even greater roles under the Johnson report.

This year, as part of The Press of Atlantic City’s Reinventing AC project, our reporters will attend meetings and report on some of the concerns and issues being tackled by the community groups.