(901) 300-0390 | PO Box 9146, Memphis, TN 38190, US


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Join the (entire) 38116 ZIP Code Neighborhood Association!

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The whitehaven community development corporation Bylaws

For the McCorkle Road Neighborhood Development Association, Inc. of Memphis

Created & Approved: Saturday, April 23, 1994 at 5:30 PM CST

Revised: Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 11 AM CST - (Please email mccorkleroad@aol.com for a copy)

Revision #2: Attached Below


WCDC Bylaws_Final (pdf)


Upcoming Events

Please bookmark our calendar to keep up-to-date with when, where, and how meetings will be held - especially during this coronavirus pandemic. We began meeting by conference call in January. Striving to help us all stay COVID-19 free!
Remain safe,
Dr. Y

No upcoming events.




Coming in 2020!

Neighborhood Planners...

The McCorkle Road Neighborhood Development Association (MRNDA), Inc. of Memphis is on a roll! Please be sure to join this comprehensive ZIP Code 38116 community group of concerned citizens to stay abreast of what impacts your most prided possession - your property.

Every paid member of the MRNDA will be receiving a weekly calendar for the year of 2020. These calendars will be an important part of our efforts to document our concerns and prepare ourselves for the continued fight against Waste Connections, LLC of TN and other unwanted injustices that attempt to approach our community and destroy our lives.

Please look forward to receiving your weekly pocket calendar shortly after the New Year. Your calendar will be the place for your notes concerning the dates, times, and smells concerning all odors coming from Waste Connections, LLC of TN. It will be prepopulated with the call-in information you will need for telephone meetings, and contain the location information for pre-scheduled in-person meetings approved to be held at the Whitehaven Branch Library, 4120 Mill Branch at Raines Road. Your new MRNDA weekly calendar planner will be the perfect place to jot down information about future meetings that concern our neighborhood and the surrounding area.

Don't forget you can pay your tax-deductible dues, in the amount of $25/household per year online (LOOK for the credit card icons below or on the home page, just scroll to the bottom and look for the secure PayPal link), by cash (call us at 901.300.0250), or by check (mail to MRNDA, PO Box 9695, Memphis, TN 38190-0695). 

NOTE: Beginning in 2020, I will work with anyone who wants to make smaller ($5) payments and become a charter member!

Thank you for your continued support as we demand justice for our properties and our right to parity here in ZIP Code 38116.

Dr. Yvonne D. Nelson, President


(901) 300-0250

Call-in Meetings continue in 2020!

Participate in your monthly neighborhood meetings from the comfort of your home or wherever you may be...

Starting in January 2020, all monthly MRNDA meetings will be held over the phone (and online)!

Online Meeting ID: mccorkleroad

Use your weekly planner to keep up with meeting dates and times. 

Just follow these easy steps:

1) Dial-in (not toll-free) to (425) 436-6200;

2) Enter access code "682905"

3) Press "#" 

To join the monthly meeting online, please visit


To receive an email reminder for upcoming meetings:

1) Email mccorkleroad@aol.com

2) Type "ADD" in the Subject line

A Discussion on Your Safety Concerns - 11/18

A neighborhood meeting featuring a discussion on safety concerns with District 86 State Representative Barbara Cooper and representatives from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the Shelby County Health Department, City of Memphis Fire Department and Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.

News Coverage of Recent Events - 10/18

This summary was the result of several meetings held regarding Waste Connections of TN, LLC plans to expand its location on Brooks at Graves Roads without engaging the neighborhood in the process.

Waste Connections of TN, LLC - 09/18

Waste Connections of TN, LLC - Meeting #2 - September 24, 2018

Waste Connections of TN, LLC - 09/18

Waste Connections of TN, LLC - Meeting #1 - September 10, 2018

Aerotropolis Meeting - 8/16


Aerotropolis Meeting held August 27, 2016 at the Whitehaven Branch Library, 4120 Mill Branch Road, Memphis, TN 38116. Sponsored by the McCorkle Road Neighborhood Development Association, Inc. of Memphis.

Creating Person-Centered Planned Community Centers - 01/15

Recorded by Morgan L. Nelson 

Saturday, January 17, 2015 

Whitehaven Branch Library 

Memphis, TN 

(c) 2015 DI'MANS, Inc. 

Yvonne D. Nelson, Ph.D., CNC 

Founder & President 

1+ 901.396.6300 

News Coverage of Past Events...

McCorkle Road NDA, Inc. of Memphis

Annual End-of-Year Celebration

December 8, 2012

Southbrook Mall

Top of the Line Banquet Hall

1245 Shelby Drive

Memphis, TN 38116

Action News 5 at 6PM CST preview segment.

End of Year Celebration - 12/08/12

Annual End-of-Year Celebration - 2012

Speakers: City of Memphis Director Ernest Dobbins, Community Enhancement; City of Memphis Director Dwan Gilliom, Public Works; City of Memphis Director Janet Hooks, Public Service and Neighborhoods; State Rep. Dist 87, Karen Camper; County Commissioner James Harvey, Memphis Police Dept, Raines Station, Colonel Mary Overton-Jackson; Memphis Police Dept, Raines Station, Major Vernessa Hudson; City of Memphis Code Enforcement Ofc. Alan Hokes;

Shelby County Code Enforcement Supervisor, Rose Hill

Meet the Candidates Forum - 04/10

In an effort to raise community awareness to the importance of voting and knowing which candidates to vote for, Yvonne D. Nelson and Ike Griffith team up with Pastor Orlester Johnson (not pictured) of Greater Faith Tabernacle Ministries to host a three-day forum featuring candidates on the May 4 ballot. The event is being held from 6-8 p.m. nightly April 5, 6, & 7, 2010 at the Institute for Success Center, 905 E. Shelby Dr at Fairfield Rd (two blocks west of Elvis Presley, South of Shelby Dr).

Annual End-of-Year Celebration - 12/09

The McCorkle Road Neighborhood Development Association, Inc. of Memphis. 2009 annual End-of-Year informational session featuring City of Memphis Directors Ernest Dobbins (Code Enforcement), Dwan Gilliom (Sanitation), Janet Hooks (Parks & Recreation), Rose Hill with Shelby County Code Enforcement, and others.