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.
The Connection Between Block Parties and Resilient Communities
When Neighborhood Services launched the block party trailer in 2016, the goal was to make it easier for neighbors to gather together and spend some enjoyable time with one another. That remains true, though there is more to it. By spending time with neighbors and strengthening those relationships, communities become more resilient in the face of unexpected shocks and stresses. Check out this article to learn more about the connection between community building and resilience, as well as other benefits cities across the country have seen from holding block parties. And if you're thinking about throwing your own block party, take a look at this exhaustive list that offers a wide range of tips.
Save the Date
National Night Out
National Night Out 2018 is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, and we invite all of Boulder's neighborhoods to take part. This annual event is a tremendous opportunity to enhance relationships between neighbors, law enforcement and fire services while bringing back a true sense of community. It also provides an opportunity to bring police and neighbors together.
Learn more and register your event today!
New Neighborhood Office Hours & Locations for the Summer
Brenda Ritenour, your neighborhood liaison, is excited to bring her office out into the community. She will be working at the following locations this summer and invites you to visit her to learn about city projects, share information about your neighborhood or just say hello.
(Dates and times are subject to change; please visit this page for the latest information.)
- Tuesday, June 5, 1 to 3 p.m.: Heifer and the Hen, 5290 Arapahoe Ave.
- Tuesday, June 12, 4 to 6 p.m.: Innisfree Poetry Bookstore, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave.
- Wednesday, June 13, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Apertivo, 5530 Spine Road
- Wednesday, June 20, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road
- Tuesday, June 26, 9 to 11 a.m.: Silver Sage Village Common House, 1650 Yellow Pine Ave.
- Wednesday, June 27, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Lucky's Market Café, 695 S. Broadway
- Tuesday, July 3, 1 to 3 p.m.: Heifer and the Hen, 5290 Arapahoe Ave.
- Wednesday, July 11, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Apertivo, 5530 Spine Road
- Wednesday, July 18, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road
- Tuesday, July 31, 9 to 11 a.m.: Silver Sage Common House, 1650 Yellow Pine Ave.
- Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1 to 3 p.m.: Heifer and the Hen, 5290 Arapahoe Ave.
- Wednesday, Aug. 8, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Apertivo, 5530 Spine Road
- Wednesday, Aug. 22, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Lucky's Market Café, 695 S. Broadway
- Tuesday, Aug. 28, 9 to 11 a.m.: Silver Sage Common House, 1650 Yellow Pine Ave.
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:
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 righthand side of this page and we will get you to the right place.
Top links: Webpages at bouldercolorado.gov with information you need today. Check back for updates each quarter.
- bouldercolorado.gov/city-council: City Council agendas and information packets; live and archived meetings; contact information for council members
- bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop: Building codes and permitting; Planning and Development office hours and form
- bouldercolorado.gov/public-works/snow: Interactive snow map; residential street plowing program; Boulder County snow removal routes; volunteer snow removal (Icebusters)
- bouldercolorado.gov/parking-services: Neighborhood Parking Program; parking areas map; enforcement information
- bouldercolorado.gov/osmp: Temporary closures, advisories and fire bans; trailheads and recreation activities; nature hikes and programs
- bouldercolorado.gov/goboulder: Bike, Walk, Bus pages; transportation maps; Neighborhood EcoPass Program
- bouldercolorado.gov/volunteer: Boards and Commissions; Boulder Public Library; Open Space Mountain Parks
- bouldercolorado.gov/forestry: Emerald ash borer; street tree requests; Boulder notable tree tour
- bouldercolorado.gov/boulder-measures: Data dashboard related to city programs and community indicators
- bouldercolorado.gov/budget: 2018 Approved Budget; Balancing Act – interactive budget simulator; Capital Improvement Program
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.