About Us

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West Babylon Main Street Organization
P.O. Box 1404
West Babylon, NY 11704

Our mission is "To Enhance the Quality of Life in West Babylon."  We are a local West Babylon Community based organization registered with New York State as a 501(c)(3) "Not For Profit" Corporation, all contributions made are tax deductible under IRC Section 170.

We promote Civic Engagement with the help of our town elected officials, police/fire departments and various community leaders.  Our goal is to provide a central place where our residents get involved and where local organizations can exchange information for better communication within our community.  This includes a healthier and safer environment for our businesses, and families to reside in.  Fiscally, we explore all available resource options to obtain more assistance to fund projects and to address economic issues in our community.  We come and work together as a community to make a huge difference in our neighborhoods.

 

Civic Engagement

Civic engagement or civic participation is the encouragement of the general public to become involved in the political process and the issues that affect them.

It is the community coming together to be a collective source of change, political and non-political.  Civic engagement has many elements, but in its most basic sense it is about decision making, or governance over who, how, and by whom a community's resources will be allocated.  The principle of civic engagement underscores the most basic principle of democratic governance, i.e. that sovereignty resides ultimately in the people (the citizenry).  Civic engagement is about the right of the people to define the public good, determine the policies by which they will seek the good, and reform or replace institutions that do not serve that good.   Civic engagement can also be summarized as a means of working together to make a difference in the civil life of our communities and developing the combination of skills, knowledge, values, and motivation in order to make that difference.  It means promoting a quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.

We urge you to join us and proactively stay informed of all our meetings and community events.  You may join us by emailing us at:

joinus@wbmso.org