What’s New with Neighborhood Engagement?
New Name: Neighbors Connected
Formerly known as the Neighborhood Engagement Program, the newly restructured program is called Neighbors Connected: Neighborhood Strong. 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 Neighbors Connected 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
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 Online Enrollment Form.
- Step 3: Start using our Incentives!
Tips for Forming a New Group
- Use our Neighborhood Search Tool to find the name of your neighborhood.
- Review the How To Create a Neighborhood Group guide.
- Visit our Grants page for our small grant applications.
Why the Change to the Program?
- 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.
City of Arvada Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator: Charise Canales