Friendly greetings over the back fence, shoveling snowy sidewalks because they were already shoveling their own, or keeping eye on things while you’re out of town. Boiseans, by nature, are kind and welcoming - but all know there are those who go the extra mile to make your corner of Boise a little more special.
Those folks embody the spirit of Boise Kind, our community-wide effort to ensure Boise’s core values remain at forefront of our mind as our city grows and thrives. At the center of that notion is this fact: Good neighbors make great neighborhoods and great neighborhoods are the foundation of Boise’s success.
Throughout August we have some great opportunities for Boiseans to celebrate, honor and enhance the spirit that makes Boise such a special place to live. Each of these opportunities are part of our fantastic Energize Our Neighborhoods community collaboration to make all Boise neighborhoods unique and desirable.
The first is perhaps my favorite: the Mayor’s Awards to Good Neighbors. These annual awards honor residents, businesses and organizations that exemplify how good neighbors improve and enhance our community. And just this week we began accepting nominations for 2019, so please let us know if you have someone in mind. Nominations are due by Friday, August 30. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27 in the Maryanne Jordan City Council Chambers at Boise City Hall (3rd Floor).