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The Acre Coalition to Improve Our Neighborhood

Acre residents have a voice in the city with the creation of an Acre neighborhood group, ACTION (Acre Committee to Improve Our Neighborhood). The group works with the city, UMass Lowell, other neighborhood groups, and other organizations to represent the Acre’s interests and advocate for its residents and businesses. ACTION Chairman Dave Ouellette, a lifelong Acre resident and President of Passe Temps Club in the Acre for 26 years, helped form the group after being elected to the CBA board last year. As he began working with CBA, it became apparent to him that although CBA had in the past been called on to speak for resident issues, a resident lead group rather than a Community Development Corporation (CDC) would more effectively serve that role. ACTION meetings are the third Wednesday of each month.