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Welcome to the Nehyam Neighborhood

Our neighborhood association is dedicated to making our area cleaner,

greener, safer and more prosperous. 

About 15,000 people live in our neighborhood, which is bordered by

Artesia Boulevard to the north, Paramount Boulevard to the east,

Orange Avenue to the west and South Street to the south.

We collaborate with other neighborhood associations in

North Long Beach through the North Long Beach Neighborhood

Alliance, a discussion group.

We also communicate often with city offices and our electeds.

Our neighborhood dates back almost a century when houses began sprouting from land that had been devoted to cattle and sheep ranching. Our name is from the Tongva word meaning “friends.” The Tongva were the first humans in this area, arriving about 10,000 years ago. 

We hope to see you soon at our regular monthly meetings, which include reports on our association projects, updates from our 9th district council office, and a briefing by our local police officers.

We meet the second Thursday of every month at various locations — our agenda and meeting locations are posted under the Nehyam pulldown at

The meeting begins at 7 pm.

Please join us in making our neighborhood a better, more connected, collaborative and engaging place to live. Unlike a homeowners association, a neighborhood association does not collect dues or establish rules; we do however elect officers each June.

Visit us also on our Facebook page:


2022-2023 officers
Jeff Rowe -- president/treasurer -- 562-343-3834;

Steve Lugo -- vice president -- H: 562-428-8863; cell: 714-785-0915;

Janet Lugo, community outreach, school liaison -- H: 562-428-8863; C: 714-785-0925; -- 1416 E 64th St

Shawn Jones – grants – 562-244-0572;

Debbie Flynn – community events, fundraising -- 562-826-2215 ; 562-338-5072; 562-505-3842 -- 1812 McKenzie;;

Zaret Proa — art and publicity — — 323-617-1236

Kathy Guernsey/daughter Sara — streets and sidewalks,, 562-618-3822

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