Every year new groups are formed as more and more neighborhoods recognize the benefits of organization. Concerned citizens take advantage of free leadership classes provided by the Stark Community Foundation. Representatives from all the organizations are encouraged to participate monthly in a Neighborhood Leadership Council to share experiences, solutions to problems, and learn about opportunities for neighborhood development.
A subcommittee titled Neighborhood Associates Votes Empower (NAVE) educates neighbors in Canton on the issues in the city and strives to get everyone in our neighborhoods registered to vote. It also provides a forum in which to interview political candidates in order to assure an informed citizenry before elections. NAVE visits Canton City Council twice a year and keeps an open line of communication with city administration.