Monday, August 27, 2012

Contact: Mike Journee
208-384-4402 |

Registration now open for 'Boise Connects' neighborhood workshop

Boise’s neighborhood leaders are invited to the “Boise Connects” workshop designed to help strengthen the ties between neighbors and their neighborhoods.

The workshop will be held 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15 at the Main Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd.

The workshop will provide tools, resources and ideas to assist neighborhood leaders, including emergency preparedness, neighborhood gardens and engaging all generations within a neighborhood. Participants could include leaders of neighborhood or homeowner associations, Neighborhood Watch groups or other community leaders.

“Neighborhoods are the cornerstones of what makes Boise a livable city,” Mayor David Bieter said. “This workshop will give provide several important tools to keep our neighborhoods safe and vibrant.”

Speakers include Paul Marusich from Ada County City Emergency Management, who will inform leaders about neighborhood emergency preparedness. Boise Urban Garden School Executive Director Erin Guerricabeitia will discuss how to create community gardens and beautify residential landscaping. Generational speakers will share ideas for engaging neighbors of all generations.

Admission is free but requires registration by Friday, September 7. To register for the workshop or for more information, visit

Boise Connects Neighborhood Workshops
When: Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Main Library, 715 S. Capitol

9:00 Check-In; Refreshments; Visit Exhibits
9:30 Welcome and City Planning Update
9:45 Emergency Preparedness in Your Neighborhood
10:45 Engaging All Generations in Your Neighborhood
11:55 Community Gardens and Residential Landscaping
12:45 Q and A, Closing Comments

Following the Workshops, City staff will be available to answer questions and discuss potential applications for the 2013 Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant Program.

The Boise Connects Workshop is part of the City’s Boise Celebrates Good Neighbors program. For more information on events, visit