The ECA produces the "ECA Neighborhood Directory" for its supporters (i.e., dues-paying ECA Voting Members). The Directory includes listings for each household in the area served by the ECA. Click here for a map showing this area. The directory is available in three forms:
A Printed Paper Directory.
A Directory Phone App.
An Online Directory
Paper Directory. The paper Directory is a 8.5" x 5.5" spiral-bound book, which is updated, printed, and mailed to each supporter household (one per household) every year -- usually in the spring.
Directory Phone App. There is a Directory phone app for iOS phones. Download the “HOA App” from AtoZ Directories from the iOS App Store. To use the phone app, you need a username and password. See the discussion of usernames and passwords in "Using the Online Directory," below. An Android phone app is being developed. In the mean time, there is a work around that allows Android phone users to easily access the Online Directory from their phone. For instructions, go HERE.
Online Directory. The web-based online Directory is the repository for all of the information in the Directory, and both the paper Directory and the phone app. use that information. Therefore, the online Directory is the place to go in order to change any of your own household's Directory information. (For households that are not ECA supporters, we include information in the Directory that we draw from other available public sources.) See "Using the Online Directory" and "Updating Your Household Directory Information," below.
About AtoZ Directories
The ECA uses a company called AtoZ Directories to produce the Neighborhood Directory. AtoZ also provides the online Directory and phone apps. The company relies on advertising for revenue, so you will see ads with each version of the Directory. Although the ECA would prefer not to have advertising with the Directory, this allows us to manage the process much more easily and to reduce costs so that we can devote most of our resources to neighborhood projects and events. Businesses that advertise in the directory also help support the ECA. If you would like to advertise your business in the ECA Directory, CLICK HERE for the advertising agreement.
Using the Online Directory
In order to use the Online Directory, you need a username and password. The adults in each ECA supporting household have a Directory username and password, Those were assigned and distributed when the online Directory was started several years ago. Since then, new ECA supporters have been given a username and password after they paid ECA dues. If you don't know your username or password, follow the instructions below for retrieving them.
AtoZ Log In Page
Usernames. If you don't know your username, you can retrieve it from the AtoZ Directories web page. In order to do this, you'll need your email address - the one that is listed for you in the ECA Directory. To retrieve the username:
On the next page, type your email address into the "Email" box
Press the "Submit" button
Shortly after that, you will receive an email with your AtoZ Directories username and a link to click to reset your password. Make a note of your username and then click the link to reset the password. After you click the link, you will be able to assign a password. You do not need to know the old password on your account. (Note: The directions on the AtoZ sign-in page do not make it clear that you can use this process to retrieve your username. But, you can.)
If you have any trouble, click on the "Need Help?" button on the lower left corner of the page.
Passwords. If you know your username but forgot your password, follow the Username instructions above to reset your password. In step 3, you can enter either your username or your email address.
Navigating the Online Directory. Once you are signed in, you can view your own household listing by clicking on the "My Household" tab. From there, you can make any changes you would like. (See "Updating Your Household Directory Information," below.)
AtoZ My Directory Page
To look up information for neighborhood households, click the "My Directory" tab. That will take you to the main Directory Page.
Search by Address: On the left side of the screen, you'll see a large search box with several fields, which you can use to search the directory by address. For example, if you wanted to the listing for 23 Main Street, you would just type "23" in the Street Number field and "Main Street" in the Street Name field and then hit the Search button. Your results will show up on the right side of the screen. There are many more ways to use the large search box. If you don't see the large multi-field search box, it may have become accidentally hidden. To show it, click on the small arrow icon immediately below the "Help" tab.
Search by Name: There are two ways to search by name. The easiest way is to use the smaller search box that is just below the My Directory tab. For example, if you search for "Johnson," you'll find every listing name (first, middle, or last) that contains "Johnson." The second way is much less helpful and not worth trying.
A few things to keep in mind while using the directory:
The only items others can see in your listing are names, address, phone numbers, email addresses, and month/year of birth for children, plus any photo you may add to the listing.
All directory information you provide is voluntary. You can omit any of the information you do not want to have in the directory. For example, most people list their minor children and their month/year of birth. But, all that information is optional.
You can choose to hide your entire listing information from others in the print Directory, the online Directory, or both. You will see options to do this as you review and edit your listing. Please consider keeping your listing visible so that the Directory is most helpful to your neighbors. Only ECA supporters in this immediate neighborhood can see the information in your listing and it can't be seen or found by anyone else, and it won't show up in a web search.
The online Directory uses some terminology that can be confusing. Households are frequently referred to as "dwellings." It also uses "Dwelling ID" numbers, which are of no relevance to users.
Access to the Directory will end on April 30 if you do not renew your ECA dues for the upcoming year. Remember to renew each year when you receive a renewal notice. For more information, on Dues, see the "ECA Membership" page.
Updating Your Household Information in the Directory
To add, delete, or change information for your household's Directory listing, sign in to the web-based online Directory. (You cannot change your Directory listing using the Directory phone app.):
Sign in using your AtoZ Directory username and password
Select the “My Household” tab
You will see your basic househld information listed first, in the white box near the top. You can edit any of the information in that box (unless it says "not used"). Make sure to click on the "Save" button at the bottom of the white box after making any changes.
Below that are separate grey columns with information about each individual household member. You can edit most of the information in any individual's column by clicking on the dark grey "Edit" button at the top of the column. Then it will allow you to change that person's information. When you are done, click on the "Save" button that will appear at the top of the column.
To add a new househld member, click "Inline Add" above the grey columns. To delete a houshold member, select that person (click on the check box next to the "Edit" button at the top of that person's column), and then click "Delete Selected."