What’s New with Neighborhood Engagement?
Formerly known as the Neighborhood Engagement Program, the newly restructured program is called Neighbors Connected: Neighborhood Strong (launching February 1). Neighbors Connected was originally a Police Department (PD) program to promote public safety through crime prevention education and strong neighborhood relationships. With the PD's encouragement, we are growing the program to be the City’s umbrella neighborhood engagement platform by connecting our residents to resources and opportunities to develop sustainable neighborhood groups that help neighbors to strengthen their own communities.
New Process/Same Great Incentives (and More!)
Neighborhoods enrolled in the new Program will have access to all our neighborhood incentives including the
- Block Party Trailer
- Neighborhood Movies
- Grants for block parties, organizing a neighborhood and for neighborhood improvements
- Neighborhood Leader Network (coming soon)
- Neighborhood of the Year Award (coming soon)
- City-wide challenges and opportunities
Why the Change
- Promote the development of sustainable neighborhood groups
- Return the programs to their original intent to build strong neighborhood connections
- Increase availability of the amenities (trailer, movies, grants) to neighborhoods enrolled in the Neighbors Connected: Neighborhood Strong Program.
How Your Neighborhood Group Can Enroll
- Step 1: Gather required information about your neighborhood group
- Name, boundaries, goals/potential projects, contact information for a Neighborhood Leader, and 4-5 committee members, and method of communication between your group. We also suggest you have an additional 10 interested households as members to create the most sustainable neighborhood group
- Step 2: Fill out our Neighbors Connected Enrollment Form (available February 1)
- Step 3: Start using our Incentives!
If you need assistance forming a new group, visit our Grants page for our small grants applications, or contact or Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator.
City of Arvada Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator: Charise Canales