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Neighborhood Tool Box

The Neighborhood Tool Box is an area designed for enhancing the informational resources available to help promote stable, healthy, and livable neighborhoods. The Office of Community Engagement hopes that you find this information helpful in the process of promoting your neighborhoods.

Why organize your neighborhood?

  • A unified neighborhood is a strong force in maintaining healthy communities.
  • Neighborhood organizations bring together people of diverse backgrounds, with common concerns for safety, properties, homes and community interests.
  • Neighborhood organizations help City staff and elected officials identify and resolve issues and concerns.
  • There is strength in numbers - having a unified voice can make a difference.

Neighborhoods usually organize to:

  • Build a sense of community among neighbors.
  • Address a particular issue of the neighborhood.
  • Empower residents to work together in improving their neighborhood.

Meeting Tips

  • Most groups meet once a month. It's a good idea to set a regular time like the third Thursday of every month.
  • Plan your agenda before the meeting and post it in the meeting room. Copies can be made available to those attending.
  • Include these items in your agenda - minutes of the previous meeting, correspondence, committee reports, new projects, announcements, adjournment.
10 Things A Neighborhood Association Can Do For A Neighborhood.pdf10 Things A Neighborhood Association Can Do For A Neighborhood
By-Laws For Your Organization.pdfBy-Laws For Your Organization
Example of Neighborhood Association By-Laws.pdfExample of Neighborhood Association By-Laws
Four Steps To Organize Your Neighborhood.pdfFour Steps To Organize Your Neighborhood
Guide To Successfully Forming A Neighborhood Association.pdfGuide To Successfully Forming A Neighborhood Association
Parliamentary Procedures Guide.pdfParliamentary Procedures Guide
Tools For Neighborhood Organizers.pdfTools For Neighborhood Organizers