Neighborhood Month

Celebrate Boise Neighborhoods & Neighbors

Neighbors are at the heart of great neighborhoods and great neighborhoods are the foundation of Boise’s kind and welcoming nature. Join Energize Our Neighborhoods in celebrating your neighborhood by participating in activities and challenges all month!

The Energize Team looks forward to celebrating Neighborhood Month and providing opportunities to engage with residents throughout the city. In 2019, the team plans to bring back many of the previous year's components, while also introducing a training opportunity for Neighborhood Association board members and a culminating celebration thanking all those who work throughout the year to support their associations, serve their communities, and engage with Energize programs and projects.

Social Media Challenge: #EnergizeBoise

Throughout September, all Boise residents are encouraged to capture photos of what you love about their neighborhood, favorite neighbors, and capture acts of kindness that build community. Share your photos on social media using #EnergizeBoise.

Be A Welcoming Community

Introduce yourself to a new neighbor and identify a common interest/experience that you share. Celebrate skills or experience you can share that will strengthen your community. #BoiseKind #EnergizeBoise

Beautify Your Block

Help a neighbor pull weeds, pick up trash around your neighborhood, or share the beauty you see every day (i.e. a neighbor’s mural, flowers, a sunrise, etc.) #LivabilityProject #EnergizeBoise

Activate Your Neighborhood

Join forces with your neighbors and reclaim a parking place for National PARK(ing) Day! And check out the Quick Guide to Activating Your Neighborhood.

Get Engaged

Attend your Neighborhood Association meeting – consider running for a board position! Connect with your association to submit a Neighborhood Investment Program application. #EnergizeBoise

Activities & Trainings

Youth Art Contest

Throughout September, kids will be invited to submit their artwork depicting “What makes your neighborhood special” to their neighborhood library branches or City Hall. Artwork will be on display throughout September and featured at the Good Neighbor Awards and the Energize Boise Celebration. Winners will be selected by age range: 0-4, 5-9, 10-15. Deadline to submit artwork is September 23.

Neighborhood Investment Program

Applications for FY21 will be accepted from Nov. 1, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2020. All associations planning to submit a project application are required to attend a Neighborhood Investment Workshop this fall.

Good Neighbor Awards

The Mayor will recognize and honor residents, businesses and organizations that exemplify kindness that improves and enhances our community at the annual Good Neighbor Awards on September 27. If you would like to nominate someone, please complete this form by August 30.

Energize Boise Celebration

The Energize team will be recognizing the great work done throughout the year by the associations with a brief award ceremony and providing a light meal, so plan to come join us for a fun evening of yard games, connecting with neighbors, and live music!

Community Events

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