Neighborhood Engagement

Neighborhood Engagement

News and Updates

 

Input Sought for Healthy Places, Neighborhood Engagment Initiatives: Three neighborhood forums available. View information here.

 

Know Your Neighbor grants are still available. For more information and an application, click HERE.

 

Future Neighborhood Forum dates announced:

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mile High Vineyard Church, 5445 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard. Topics will include Senior Resources in our community.
  • Thursday, December 4, 2014; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mile High Vineyard Church, 5445 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard. Topics will include Neighborhood Engagement.
  • March, 2015: Details TBA. Topics to include Code Enforcement.

 

Overview

One of the City's primary goals is to stabilize and revitalize the City's diverse neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Engagement initiative is designed to work with neighborhood and community groups to improve neighborhood relations, build communication and implement neighborhood programs. These programs include: Neighborhood Forums, Neighborhood Grants and Focus Neighborhoods.

 

Programs

 

Block Party Trailer

The City of Arvada Block Party trailer is available through the Neighborhood Services Division for loan to City of Arvada residents free of charge . The Block Party trailer is stocked with everything you need to throw a great block party without all the hassle. Included in the trailer are 7 six foot folding tables, 4 folding picnic tables, 32 folding chairs, 4 ice chests, 3 water coolers and a variety of games.  All you need to add is people, plus food and music for more fun!
 

 

Neighborhood Forums

The City of Arvada hosts quarterly neighborhood forums to share information with neighborhood groups to help identify and address neighborhood needs and to provide training and support to strengthen neighborhood leadership.
 
  • Upcoming Neighborhood Forums: 
  1. Thursday, August 21, 2014; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mile High Vineyard Church, 5445 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard. Topics will include Senior Resources in our community.
  2. Thursday, December 4, 2014; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mile High Vineyard Church, 5445 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard. Topics will include Neighborhood Engagement.
  3. March, 2015: Details TBA. Topics to include Code Enforcement.

Click here for more details on Neighborhood Forums

 

Neighborhood Grants

  • Know Your Neighbor Grants

These small grants are for improving neighborhood relations by facilitating people getting to know one another. Neighbors may apply for $100 reimbursement grants for block parties, event kick-offs, neighborhood clean-ups, holiday celebrations or other functions that build connections between neighbors. The Know Your Neighbor Grants may be applied for at any time in 2014 and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis until the allocated funding is depleted. 2014 applications available here.
 
  • Neighborhood Improvement Grants

These grants are for substantial projects which may include physical improvements, programs or activities. Grants may be award for up to $10,000 each. Projects must involve neighbors working together and require a match by neighbors of at least 25% of project cost. The Neighborhood Improvement Grant process takes place between January 1 and late March. The 2014 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program is now closed. Click here to view the 2014 application. Check back later in 2014 for information on on the 2015 process.

 

Focus Neighborhoods

  • Columbine Neighborhood: For information on the revitalization of Columbine Neighborhood click here.
  • Memorial Park Neighborhood: Information coming soon

 

 

Contacts

Additional information may be obtained by calling the City of Arvada Community Development Department at 720-898-7435 or by contacting Neighborhood Program Coordinators:

Linda Hoover 720-898-7454 or lhoover@arvada.org
Kevin Nichols 720-898-7464 or knichols@arvada.org

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