East - 26th Street
South - Montana Avenue
West - The Pacific Ocean
North - City Limits
Types of Residences
Who Are We
NOMA (North of Montana Neighborhood Association) is a volunteer group of residents working to improve life in our neighborhood and in Santa Monica. NOMA is bounded by the north side of Montana Avenue, Ocean Avenue, the northern City limits, and 26th Street, an area comprising approximately 5,200 homes.
What We Do
NOMA has no agenda of issues or established position on any issue, except as defined by a majority of residents in the area, nor do we endorse any candidate(s) for political office. We have updated and ratified our new bylaws, posted here for your review. NOMA By-Laws
We Want You!
Are you interested in getting more involved in our neighborhood? Would you like NOMA to become more engaged in the issues you care about? NOMA is always looking for active members who will attend NOMA meetings, work on neighborhood issues and activities, and communicate with our members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll contact you.
History of NOMA
During the early months of 1998, a number of residents living north of Montana Avenue became particularly concerned over events occurring in their neighborhood and decided to form a citizens' association to explore the problems and devise some solutions responsive to the needs and desires of the residents.
The North of Montana Neighborhood Association (NOMA) was first organized in May 1998. In December 1998 it was formally incorporated as a California non-profit, public benefit corporation. It became inactive in 2008, and didn't function during 2008, 2009, 2010 and most of 2011, whereupon a group of neighbors came together to revive it. It has been operating in its present form since the spring of 2012.
During its first years of operation, NOMA focused primarily on:
More recently, NOMA has been working to protect, conserve and enhance the quality of life and the character of our neighborhood and the city generally. In support of this mission, NOMA has been:
We have also been working with other neighborhood groups to preserve the city's quality of life by discouraging intensive and out-of-scale development.