A community stagnates without the impulse of the individual.  --Henry James

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The Newton Booth Neighborhoods Association (NBNA) encompasses the Poverty Ridge, Newton Booth, and Alhambra Triangle neighborhoods in the Central City of Sacramento.  Also within the neighborhoods are the Poverty Ridge Historic District and the Newton Booth Historic District.


Our mission is:

  • To protect and preserve the quality of life in our neighborhoods by serving as liaison with the City of Sacramento, other governmental entities, local organizations, and neighborhood alliances.

  • To advocate for policies and actions that will benefit the neighborhoods.

  • To communicate timely, in a non-partisan, non-commercial fashion, issues of concern or interest to the neighborhood. 

  • We assist with neighborhood events, activities, and projects for the neighbors to participate in. 

  • We are an opportunity for political representatives/candidates, City of Sacramento representatives, and lobbyists to meet the residents of the neighborhoods. 

  • Our communications can include health & safety issues, traffic/parking concerns, historic preservation, proposed developments, rezoning proposals, recycling/solid waste concerns, and private actions that would affect the neighborhoods and its residents.


Membership in the NBNA is open to all households, businesses, and organizations, whether owners, landlords, non-residents who own property within the neighborhoods, or commercial tenants who lease within the neighborhoods.  Membership dues are $15/year for a household. Membership dues may be paid online via PayPal, or by USPS (bank check) attached to a printed NBNA membership form.  

Print the NBNA membership form here.


We meet on third Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:45, at the Ella K. McClatchy Library (2112 22nd Street). Monthly NBNA meetings are open to the public.


Please help us maintain the cultural and historic heritage of the Newton Booth neighborhoods by applying for membership in the Newton Booth Neighborhoods Association.  Your knowledge and talents are much needed and will be much appreciated. Feel free to join us at our next meeting to find out more!

2021 NBNA Officers & Board Members

Richard Hernandez,


Kevin Eslinger,

Communications Officer

Ron Durham,


Vice President


Jeff Slodowitz,

Board Member

Nick Zylstra,

Board Member

Marcia Hull,

Board Member

Alex Ives,

Board Member

Mary Carol Todd,

Board Member


Eric Sotto,

Board Member

Tom Jensen,

Board Member

Nick Shelley,

Board Member

Kelley Woodward,

Board Member

Ted Russert,

Board Member

Matt Martinez,

Board Member

Gabriela Marble

Board Member