About 4963 - Who We Are

The 49/63 Neighborhood Coalition consists of approximately 3,000 households, 300 businesses and 8,000 residents. Believing that smaller neighborhood areas could enable people to get to know each other and develop a sense of community and to work on issues affecting that smaller area, the 49/63 Board of Directors - in the mid-1980's - established a goal to help areas of 49/63 to organize. The purpose of this organization was not and is not to replace the 49/63 Neighborhood Coalition but to enable 49/63 to better serve all residents. The Board of Directors envisioned that much of the organization would occur by plats. At that time, two areas were already organized - Troostwood and Crestwood (one of the oldest formal homes associations in Kansas City).

Most platted areas with 49/63 are formally organized and incorporated as not-for-profit organizations in the state of Missouri.  
Founded in 1971, the 49/63 Neighborhood Coalition is the oldest, continuously active neighborhood association in the Kansas City metro and enjoys a positive reputation among area community leaders. It has historically cooperated with past and present groups, including Brush Creek Community Partners, Southtown Council, Rockhurst University Neighborhood Council, UMKC Neighborhood Advisory Council, and many others. 

OUR MISSION is to support our neighborhoods by providing information to educate, resources to empower, and infrastructure to connect. The 49/63 Neighborhood Coalition will interact with governmental bodies and other entities to provide a more powerful voice to advocate for the needs of all constituents.

Please see the Community Partners page on this website to see a snapshot of the terrific neighborhood plats, institutions, and businesses that call 4963 home!
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To learn more about the important history of the 4963, please get the nationally acclaimed book, Some of My Best Friends are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America by Tanner Colby
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* To view the 4963 Neighborhood Coalition By-Laws, please click on the file below.  These By-Laws were most recently amended and approved on November 27, 2018.  If you have any further questions regarding the By-Laws please email news@4963.org. 
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Vincent Gauthier,
Dec 2, 2018, 6:06 PM
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