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.


 Annual Convention

Friday, November 18
Wilson Foundation Academy (formerly Madison), 200 Genesee St
6:00 – social  hour, food, beverage, silent auction

silent auction – great items:   Sonnenberg Gardens, Garth Fagan Dance, Seneca Park Zoo, Landmark Society, day at a cottage, Y membership, jewelry, books, river cruise, carrot cake, music, and more and more……

7:00 – Business Meeting
– vote on budget and officers for 2017
– meet your Delegate

Candidates for Office:

Harlan Ost                  President
Chris Buitrago            1st Vice President
Anthony Grissett        2nd Vice President
Sheila Driscoll           Secretary
Deb Wight                Treasurer

Our Speaker is Kit Miller, Director, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

See Events page for more information



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