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Neighborhood Services

Neighborhood Services

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Neighborhood Services is your connection for finding and utilizing city departments and resources. We are here for you. 

Be sure to check out all the resources available to you, from neighborhood grants to the block party trailer. For any questions or to gather more information, contact Brenda Ritenour, Neighborhood Liaison, at [email protected] or 303-441-1895.


Building Bridges: Enacting a Vision for Productive Dialogue

WHAT: Powered by a collective of ideas and viewpoints, we will explore implementation of the shared vision, dive deeper into the identified enduring issues and advance community ownership of the Building Bridges project. 
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Based on your input, and the input of more than 300 community members, a group of volunteers developed a vision for effective civic communication and identified enduring issues that call for further attention. The community brainpower dedicated to this effort helps support ongoing changes in Boulder’s culture of public engagement. And our work continues!

Spanish interpretation will be available and there will be childcare onsite (please sign up for a "childcare ticket" when registering).


Inside an HOA: The Basics

WHAT:  Join Shanneyvie Johnson, HOA Information & Resource Center Officer for the State of Colorado's Department of Regulatory Agencies, for an in-depth overview of everything you need to know related to HOAs. Learn about annual reports, HOA Board education and hear a general overview of HOAs and their purpose.
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

A light dinner will be served at the event. To request childcare or language interpretation, please reach out to Brenda Ritenour, at [email protected] or 303-441-1895.


Neighborhood Office Hours

Brenda Ritenour, your neighborhood liaison, is excited to bring her office out into the community and hear about the subjects important to you, meeting you where you are. Here are the remaining dates for 2019; please take a moment to visit and say hello if you have some time. Keep an eye out for office hours in 2020. 


Wednesday, Oct, 9, 10 a.m. to noon: Aperitivo, 5530 Spine Road in Gunbarrel
Tuesday, Oct.15, 9 to 11 a.m.: Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road
Tuesday, Oct. 29 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lucky's Market, 695 S. Broadway


Tuesday, Nov. 5, 9 to 11 a.m.: Baby Goat Coffeehouse, 2907 55th Street
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Amante Coffee, 4580 Broadway 
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Amante Coffee, 1035 Walnut St.

Neighborhood Connection Grants

Neighborhood Services encourages you to apply for one of the many Neighborhood Connection Grant opportunities in 2019! These grants are designed to increase opportunities for neighbors to get to know each other in fun, relaxing and positive ways, creating pathways for communication, collaboration and resilience. Take a moment to explore the wide range of grant categories, available funding and guidelines. Get those creative juices flowing and start the application process today.

All the information you need is available on the Neighborhood Connection Grants page. 


Building Bridges: How do we listen to each other?

A big thank you to all of those who took part in these important and engaging community workshops focused on developing meaningful approaches to civic discourse. Participants have been identifying themes that are critical for fostering meaningful dialogue and engagement, and it's easy to continue the discussion online whether you attended one of the workshops or would like to take part now. To quickly get up to speed, materials and information from previous workshops are available.     

Neighborhood Services Can Help You:

Navigate City Departments

Have a concern that you think the city can help with but you're not sure who to call? Neighborhood Services is always a great first step. Reach out to us at the contact information provided along the right hand side of this page and we will get you to the right place.

Top links: Webpages at with information you need today. Check back for updates each quarter.

  • City Council : City Council agendas and information packets; live and archived meetings; contact information for council members
  • Planning and Development : Building codes and permitting; Planning and Development office hours and form
  • All about snow : Interactive snow map; residential street plowing program; Boulder County snow removal routes; volunteer snow removal (Icebusters)
  • Parking : Neighborhood Parking Program; parking areas map; enforcement information
  • Open Space and Mountain Parks : Temporary trail closures, advisories and fire bans; trailheads and recreation activities; nature hikes and programs
  • Go Boulder : Bike, Walk, Bus pages; transportation maps; Neighborhood EcoPass Program
  • Volunteerism : Boards and Commissions; Boulder Public Library; Open Space Mountain Parks
  • Forestry : Emerald ash borer; street tree requests; Boulder notable tree tour
  • Boulder Measures : Data dashboard related to city programs and community indicators
  • City Budget : 2018 Approved Budget; Balancing Act – interactive budget simulator; Capital Improvement Program

Build Community In Your Neighborhood

Neighborhood Connection Grants: Neighborhood Services offers grants and other resources to help you activate your community and get to know your neighbors. New Neighborhood Connection Grant Guidelines  announced !

Community Events and Programming: Neighborhood Services hosts community programs throughout the year such as HOA Board resources, Good Neighboring, and City 101.

Block Party Permitting, Trailer and other resources: Information on when/how to get a Block Party Permit, how to reserve the Block Party Trailer, and a tool kit for great block party ideas and resources. 

Connect to City Projects and Issues

We need to hear from you for various city projects. Visit the Engagement Calendar to find out when and how to participate.