About Us

University Place Neighborhood extends from the north side of 19th Street to the south side of KU’s main campus, and from the east side of Arkansas Street to the east side of Louisiana Street and Edgehill Road. UPNA was established in 1987 to benefit everyone who lives or owns property within these boundaries. With only 267 households, UPNA is the smallest of the 16 organized neighborhood associations in Lawrence. Nevertheless, over the past 25 years, UPNA has completed some pretty big projects, including obtaining funding to replace and repair many of our sidewalks, and making our streets safer by getting the City of Lawrence to lower the speed limits and install several traffic calming devices in our neighborhood.

UPNA organizes two general meetings each year (September and April), a block party in October, holiday caroling in December, and a summer ice cream social. We send a delegate to speak on behalf of our residents at the monthly meeting of the Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods; and, from time to time, UPNA members represent us to city and county government.

Current University Place Officers :

President: Steve Evans
Vice President: Judy Dutton
Secretary: Karen Ford Manza
Treasurer: Alee Phillips
LAN Representative: Dietrich Earnhart

View our neighborhood Bylaws here.