Meridian-Lauderdale County Keep America Beautiful has launched a program of "Neighborhood Associations."
It's encouraging neighbors to know each other and about issues that affect their communities.
KAB coordinator Beverly Knox said similar programs have been successful in Hattiesburg and Jackson.
"This is to implement and tell people about the Neighborhood Association program. We are very proud of this program, because it encourages neighbors to talk to neighbors about the changes that occur in neighborhoods. Neighborhoods are changing all the time, but sometimes residents in those neighborhoods are unaware of those changes," said KAB coordinator Beverly Knox.
Knox said the initial meeting will be Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Wechsler Community Arts Center. The public is invited.