The City of Boise Energize Our Neighborhoods team has hosted two successful community-led conferences since 2017. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the third Boise Neighborhood Interactive community conference will be held virtually. This year’s theme: “Reimagine Housing & Neighborhoods” pays a tribute to the City’s A Home for Everyone Strategic Initiative, and the work that leaders throughout our community do daily to remove barriers to housing for our residents.
A resident-led steering committee developed this year’s theme and workshops. They hope to empower and engage residents, allowing them to take responsibility for creating and sustaining welcoming and livable neighborhoods.
The three-day conference (October 19-21) will kick-off with a keynote panel discussion featuring Mayor Lauren McLean, Ada County Commissioner Diana Lachiondo and Boise State University President Dr. Marlene Tromp. Moderated by Boise State Public Radio’s Gemma Gaudette, the three panelists will discuss housing and growth in the Treasure Valley. Workshops, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities will follow. Topics will range from Boise Climate and Energy Programs, Keeping Our Neighbors Housed, Walkable Neighborhoods, to Intergenerational Housing.
The Boise Neighborhood Interactive conference is free to all. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register at: https://whova.com/portal/registration/boise_202010/
Energize Our Neighborhoods is a nationally recognized innovative approach that aligns public and private resources to drive measurable change at the neighborhood level.