About Us

Martin Acres is a strong neighborhood community in South Boulder

Learn more about who we are and what we do below

Who We Are

Founded in 1977, the Martin Acres Neighborhood Association (MANA) represents the residents of Martin Acres, a neighborhood of about 1,350 single-family homes and four apartment buildings bounded by US Highway 36, Table Mesa Dr., Broadway (CO 93) in south Boulder, Colorado.

Since its founding, by charter held in its bylaws, MANA has been dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of life for all residents in the neighborhood.

Martin Acres is home to Boulder Valley School District’s Creekside Elementary School, the High Mar U.S. Post Office, the Bridge House Ready-to-Work program (transitional housing and vocational training for formerly homeless individuals) and Martin Park, adjacent to the Bear Creek bike path.

Martin Acres is home to everyone - from the original homeowners who bought their homes in 1952, to young families representing the next generation of residents!
MANA's annual pancake breakfast brings neighbors and long-time friends together
Kids finding eggs
MANA puts on popular events for children in the neighborhood. A hub of the neighborhood is Creekside Elementary.
Walter, a World War II veteran, has lived in Martin Acres since 1952. He served on the USS Missouri, where the final surrender that ended the war was signed. Martin Acres opened in 1952 as part of a nation-wide effort to provide housing for returning GIs and the families they were starting.

What We Do

MANA works to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood by:

  • producing and distributing the VOICE newsletter
  • organizing social events
  • organizing and funding beautification efforts

MANA works to protect the quality of life in the neighborhood by:

  • monitoring actions by city, state and federal governments that affect the neighborhood
  • representing Martin Acres to Boulder City Council and Boulder Valley Board of Education
  • maintaining contact with city and county service providers
  • participating in public forums and meetings
  • organizing issues-related and candidate forums

MANA promotes the quality of the neighborhood; promotes actions by city, state and federal governments that enhance neighborhood quality; and works with other Boulder neighborhood associations to promote these goals.

Eggzstravaganza Sack Race

Community Service

Martin Acres Neighborhood Association was presented with the award for 2023 Community Partner of the Year from the Bridge House Ready-to-Work (RTW) program, a non-profit organization located in our neighborhood. at the intersection of Moorhead and Table Mesa. 

Since 2015, MANA has worked closely with RTW to support their mission of vocational training and community service.  RTW-Boulder Program Manager Joshua Lagge wrote MANA, “Thank you for being such a valued part of our community efforts.”  

RTW helps formerly unhoused individuals transition out of homelessness by providing them housing at their Martin Acres facility, and vocational training in culinary arts, catering, and landscaping. RTW houses roughly 45 individuals, who work jobs, pay rent, and must comply with a 100% sobriety requirement and a curfew. 

MANA has been proud to collaborate with this great program that offers people a real, sustainable way out of homelessness. 

Bridge House Ready to Work award
Bridge House award 2023


Martin Acres Neighborhood Association adopted their bylaws on June 1, 1977 and revised them on July 16, 1979.   

Officers and Committee Chairs

Since 1977, guided by its bylaws, MANA is managed by a steering committee elected at an annual meeting on the first Monday in March for a one-year term of office. The outgoing committee presents a slate of volunteers recruited from the neighborhood population, and nominations (including self-nominations) are taken from the floor.

You’re Invited! The Steering Committee holds open meetings at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of the month.

Contact MANA through the Steering Committee email, or via the email list.

Pancake Breakfast
Pancake Breakfast