The 19th Ward Community Association is a group of neighbors striving to preserve the residential character of the historic 19th Ward neighborhood in Rochester, New York. Our mission is to create, foster and maintain a “multi-racial community where individual and cultural differences are celebrated and where people share a sense of community.” We are a member-supported, volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization.



The following candidates are running for Officer positions in 2018.
The vote will be taken at the Annual Convention, November 17
Additional nominations can be taken from the floor of the Convention

Harlan Ost                                 Candidate for President
Chris Buitrago                           Candidate for 1st Vice President
Zola Brown                                Candidate for 2nd Vice President
Deb Wight                                 Treasurer
Sheila Driscoll                           Secretary


Delegates will be elected at district meetings in October.  We have 23 districts, each one represented by a Delegate.  Watch for your district meeting, plan to attend, and vote for a delegate who will speak for you at monthly meetings.  See the map on our homepage to learn the district lines.


Visit our Events page to learn more

Annual Convention, Friday, November 17, 6:00 PM, Danforth Center




The 19th Ward Community Association, through our History & Archives Committee, has partnered with the City Historian, The City Dept of Parks and Recreation, City Zoning, and the Veterans to restore Rapids Cemetery on Congress Avenue.

Several local veterans’ groups have a special interest in this pioneer cemetery on Congress Avenue because, in addition to civilian burials, there are documented graves here of veterans who served in the following wars: Revolutionary, War of 1812, Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

Follow the articles in recent issues of Update 19 to stay informed and see photos. (dropdown list under ‘ the Community Association’ header)







Here are the 19WCA 19WCA Bylaws 2014 Final