August 1, 2017
Do you have ideas about how to make your neighborhood a cleaner, safer and more enjoyable place to live? In addition to providing support to the neighborhood associations, the City collaborates with two neighborhood areas focusing on community building through the Neighborhood Partnership (NP) Program.
2018-2019 partnership application is now available. Applications are due
November 1, 2017.
It’s a collaborative process made possible when residents, property owners, renters, schools, businesses, nonprofits, churches, local government, community groups and others work together to support a neighborhood area. Partners address issues and concerns of the people who live and work
there. Whatever the challenges may be, the Partnership focuses on the neighborhood's strengths to solve them.
Positive changes that have occurred through Partnership Program efforts have included increased crime prevention efforts, education and empowerment of citizens, cleaner streets and parks and thousands of dollars in leveraged contributions. In addition, neighbors and community partners report more neighbors talking to and watching out for one another, enhanced awareness of resources and overall improved neighborhood livability.
Community groups, neighborhood associations and/or groups of neighborhoods are invited to apply for City support for a two-year NP in a defined geographic area. The applications will be evaluated by a committee of City staff from various departments and scored based on demonstrated neighborhood need, definable measurable goals and readiness of partners to address them.
City staff are available to provide more information to groups and individuals interested in this opportunity.