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!
Celebrate Boise Neighborhoods & Neighbors
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.
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
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.
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!
- September 6-8: Art in the Park
- September 13-15: Hyde Park Street Fair
- September 14: Exploring Boise’s Boundaries Tour
- September 16: Neighborhood Investment Project Manager Open House
- September 19-21: Greenbelt Celebration
- September 18: State of the City
- September 20: National PARK(ing) Day
- September 21: Public Art Walking Tour
- September 24: Neighborhood Investment Workshop
- September 27: Mayor’s Awards to Good Neighbors
- September 28: Energize Boise Celebration
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