New North Citizen's Council
38 Catharine Street Springfield, Massachusetts, 1109
NNCC was established in 1973 as the Memorial Square Citizens Council, as one of the several neighborhood councils under the Springfield Community Development Block Grant Program. Its initial purpose was to promote physical, economic, and social development in the Memorial Square neighborhood, located within Springfields North End. The Memorial Square Citizens Council acted as a planning agent for the City; assessing the neighborhoods physical, economic and social needs; advising the City Government; and advocating on neighborhood issues. Much of its early work focused on improving housing stock, the neighborhoods physical and economic development, and educational issues. In 1986 the City of Springfield consolidated the Memorial Square Citizens Council with the Brightwood Neighborhood Council to create the New North Citizens Council, Inc (NNCC).