The Municipal Area Museum Association (MAMA) is a non profit neighborhood association that for nearly 30 years has promoted activism and social interaction through its civic minded volunteers with the purpose of improving our neighborhoods and overall quality of life. While our neighborhood has undergone quite a transformation over the past 30 years, many of the issues we face today are still quite the same. MAMA has been at the forefront of working with residents, businesses, elected officials and other organizations and institutions to provide a cohesive voice on those issues that affect our neighborhood. We welcome all of our new neighbors to join MAMA and encourage our existing members and old friends to renew their memberships. It is an exciting time for MAMA and our neighborhood!
Founded in 1993, The Museum Area Municipal Association, MAMA, is organized to engage in charitable and educational activities for the benefit of the general public and the inhabitants of those certain urban geographical areas and communities in Houston, Harris County, Texas, bounded as follows; Main Street on the east, Bissonnet Street on the south, Graustark Street and its southerly extension along the east side of Broadacres Subdivision on the west and U.S. Highway 59 on the north.
MAMA is organized for the following purpose or purposes:
To maintain, improve or beautify parks, streets, walkways, sewers, public buildings or vacant and undeveloped areas, to urge residents to clean and repair private property, to provide general information on methods of counteracting housing and community deterioration and ways of improving homes and the community in general, to sponsor yard, street, park and alley clean-up campaigns, to take surveys to determine the adequacy of schools, parks, street lights, recreational facilities and other community amenities and services, to support programs directed at achieving reasonable population density standards in relation to community resources, to support programs designed to improve, expand, or supplement existing services and amenities to the community, and to promote museums, hospitals, charitable institutions, cultural activities and events.
To promote, foster, encourage and sponsor discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, public meetings, programs or activities for the free and open discussion of civic and social topics of interest and benefit to the community.
To discover and correct abuses to areas of common interest within the community, to prevent or adjust controversies, and to serve as liaison and provide support and information for governmental units with respect to community affairs, provided however that no substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be devoted to: attempting to influence legislation by propaganda or otherwise, or participating or interfering directly or indirectly in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to any candidate for public office.