What is Buena Park Neighbors?

Founded in 1997, Buena Park Neighbors is the neighborhood association of Buena Park in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for everyone in Buena Park by connecting people together, supporting community partners, and improving the place we call home. The 1988 New York Times article, FOCUS: Chicago; The Last Blight in Buena Park, describes Buena Park’s development throughout its long history. Buena Park Neighbors Association is a 501(c)(3) organization.


Our mission is to support “good living by the lake” for everyone in Buena Park across three priority areas: People, Partners, and Place. BPN identified this mission through a community-driven strategic planning process, which brought together dozens of community members to shape the future of BPN.

Our Leadership Team

The 2022 BPN Board is led by our Executive Team, consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

  • President – Rosa Haraf
  • Vice President – Jessica Eanes
  • Secretary – Charlie Isaacs
  • Treasurer – Heather Hendrickson

View the full BPN Leadership team here.

BPN President – Rosa Haraf

Fulfilling our Mission

Buena Park Neighbors’ initiatives are all focused on carrying out its mission in the community: connecting people from across the neighborhood, supporting community partners, and improving the place we call home. To carry out this mission, we host events, organize neighbors to volunteer with partners, and communicate with neighbors through monthly newsletters and social media posts.

Partnering with the 46th Ward

Elected in April 2023, Angela takes office as the new 46th Ward Alderperson on May 15th 2023.

Angela has a deep understanding of the diverse communities across this ward and has been working since she was a teenager to bring people together and implement policies that improve the lives of neighbors all across the ward. 

Alderwoman Angela Clay’s office can be reached here.

Keeping Buena Park Beautiful 

Each spring and fall, Buena Park Neighbors hosts Clean & Green volunteer neighborhood clean-up events where neighbors come together to make Buena Park shine.