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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Contact: Adam Park
208-384-4402 | apark@cityofboise.org

Mayor Bieter encourages residents to nominate neighbors for recognition by city

Mayor David Bieter today encouraged all Boise residents to honor the neighborhood heroes who make Boise a better place to live by nominating them for special “Good Neighbor” recognition by the city.

Nominations can be submitted by visiting GoodNeighbors.cityofboise.org and are due Monday, Sept. 16. Honorees will be recognized by the mayor at the Good Neighbor Day celebration, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 24 at the Boise Depot.

The mayor also announced the full schedule for the 2013 Boise Celebrates Good Neighbors program. This year’s program includes National Night Out, a neighborhood block party at Whitney Community Center, a series of events at Boise’s neighborhood libraries and information workshops designed to increase participation in the City’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant program.

Boise Celebrates Good Neighbors was created in 2011 to encourage neighborhood participation and to acknowledge residents who contribute to making Boise a better place to live.  

“It’s important to recognize the people around us who go out of their way with deeds small and large to improve our neighborhoods and our city,” Mayor David Bieter said. “It is often the quiet, individual efforts that collectively make the biggest impact.  But these selfless actions frequently get overlooked. I hope all Boise residents will take a moment to consider their good neighbors and nominate someone for recognition.”

Schedule of Events 2013

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - Tuesday, August 6

America’s night out against crime. Plan a block party as a stand against crime and as a way to celebrate your neighborhood spirit while strengthening police-community partnerships. Register your neighborhood event or find out more information by contacting Carrie Demirelli CDemirelli@cityofboise.org  or (208) 570-6070.

COMMUNITY CENTER BLOCK PARTY

All Boise residents are invited to attend a community event at the Whitney Community Center.

  • Thursday, August 29, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Whitney Community Center, 1609 Owyhee Street

Families are invited to participate in a water balloon toss, foosball, volleyball and other field games coordinated by Mobile Recreation Van staff. A DJ will provide music and prizes. There will be a barbecue and much more. Presented by Boise Parks & Recreation, in partnership with Whitney Elementary School, Sojourn Church, Vista Neighborhood Association and all the great Whitney Community Center neighbors.

LIBRARY NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAMS

Celebrate Boise’s great neighborhoods at your neighborhood library in August and September. Events will feature food, drinks, games and entertainment.

  • Saturday, August 3, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Library! at Hillcrest
  • Wednesday, August 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Main Library
  • Tuesday, August 27, 3:00-6:00 p.m., Library! at Cole & Ustick
  • Saturday, September 7, Noon-3:00 p.m., Library! at Collister

NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT GRANTS (NRG)

Applications will be available August 12, 2013.

NRG Information Meetings

  • Library! at Collister - September 10,  6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Library! at  Hillcrest - September 11, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Library! at Cole/Ustick - September 17, 6:30 – 7:30 PM 

Applications for 2014 grants due November 1, 2013.

NATIONAL GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY

Tuesday, September 24, 5:30 p.m.−7:30 p.m. Boise Depot, 2603 W. Eastover Terrace. Join Mayor David H. Bieter in honoring Boise residents recognized for being great neighbors. Go to GoodNeighbors.cityofboise.org to nominate a neighbor for recognition.