Our History

The Wrightwood Neighbors Association (WNA) was founded in 1962 to help enforce building codes and concerns for established properties in the area. Since that time, the WNA has evolved into one of the most viable neighborhood organizations in the City of Chicago, helping residents with a variety of social, civic and development issues that directly impact their lives.

The Wrightwood Neighbors Association is the community group for all people living in the area bounded by Halsted and Fullerton and Lakewood and Diversey. It is the neighborhood’s central source of information and activity, with a goal to help you meet those who live around you, keep you informed of events in the area, and provide you with a direct link to the planning and development of our community. It’s mission is to promote local safety and a healthy and vibrant community through the cooperative efforts of local residents and businesses.

Each year the Wrightwood Neighbors Association sponsors an annual fundraiser, the Taste of Lincoln Avenue. This event, one of the largest neighborhood festivals in the city, not only raises funds to support community outreach programs, but provides those who live in our area a fun way to volunteer and meet new neighbors.  Funds raised at the Taste of Lincoln Avenue are distributed each year at the annual Grant Dispersal Dinner hosted at one of our local businesses every December.