Neighborhood associations in south Jackson hope there is strength in numbers when it comes to revitalizing the area.
South Jackson residents met Saturday morning to combine their efforts and develop a stronger community.
They plan to unite the four wards by bringing together over 20 neighborhood associations.
The group is called the Association of South Jackson Neighborhoods.
The seminar provided information to equip the communities to form new associations, prevent crime through watch programs and help with the return of businesses to the area.
"With the city itself and the tax base and those type things you know in your community you've got to grow that. I think business owners as well as people that live in the community have to come together. It goes hand in hand," said Harold Jacobs, president of the Quail Ridge Homeowners Association.
"We want to help strengthen existing neighborhood associations and help form new associations. It would be great if we had a neighborhood association for every piece of land in south Jackson with a house on it. What we're trying to do now is connect everybody together and all of us that have knowledge share it so that we can get good positive results for south Jackson," said South Jackson resident Genny Seeley.
"What we want to try to do is stabilize south Jackson and enhance it to go to the next level to bring it back to where it used to be, and the potential is there," said Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis.
The meeting was held in conjunction with the Mississippi Center for Excellence, the Hinds County Sheriff's Department and the City of Jackson.
You can go to www.asjn.org to learn more about the Association of South Jackson Neighborhoods.
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