The combined Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council and Steering Committee is a grassroots, all-volunteer group that meets regularly to discuss neighborhood issues and solutions. Some of those solutions involve liaising with the city bureaucracy; many are devised and implemented entirely by the active volunteers at the neighborhood level.
The Steering Committee receives funds from the Community Development Board of the City of Spokane. These funds are allocated each autumn, usually over the course of two meetings. The funds are apportioned to both services and neighborhood infrastructure.
To become a voting member of the E-G Council/Committee, a person must attend three meetings within a six month period, and must live, work, or own property or a business in the E-G Neighborhood.
Neighborhood meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Corbin Senior Activity Center.