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Welcome to the City's Neighborhood Program!

Neighborhood 

Strengthening Appleton's Neighborhoods

ANNOUNCEMENTS

05/14/15 – The Lawrence-City Park Neighborhood, one of thirteen registered neighborhoods in Appleton, would like to invite you to “Imagine City Park.” This will be a day-long event of creative engagement among friends and neighbors. It will be held on Saturday, May 30th in City Park. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/imaginecitypark?fref=ts. 10/31/14 - The Neighborhood Grant Program application is now available. Please see the section below for more information.

NEWS COVERAGE

Building Blocks: Appleton Launches Registration Initiative to Strengthen Neighborhoods(Post Crescent Oct. 9, 2013)

ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAM



What is the Neighborhood Program?

The Neighborhood Program is an initiative developed to build bonds and foster communication between City Hall and Appleton neighborhoods. The goal of the program is to strengthen Appleton's neighborhoods.

How does it work?
The Neighborhood Program asks residents of Appleton to register their neighborhoods with the City.

How do I register my neighborhood?
First, meet with your neighbors to define your neighborhood boundaries, create a neighborhood name and identify a primary and secondary contact person. Next, submit a neighborhood registration form to the Community and Economic Development Department. There is no cost to register your neighborhood.

How do I define my neighborhood boundaries?
There are no restrictions to defining your neighborhood other than a proposed neighborhood boundary cannot overlap with existing registered neighborhoods.
What are the benefits of registering my neighborhood?
First and foremost, residents in registered neighborhoods become empowered to strengthen and advocate for positive change in their neighborhoods. In addition, here is a list of other benefits of registering your neighborhood:
  • Assistance in organizing your neighborhood and facilitating group meetings
  • Map and demographic information of your neighborhood
  • Connect your neighbors and local businesses in your neighborhood
  • Receive press releases and information on city events, workshops and other valuable educational opportunities from the Community and Economic Development Department
  • Information on forming Neighborhood Watch Groups
  • Eligibility for participation in the Neighborhood Academy which is offered in collaboration with Sustainable Fox Valley
  • Notification from developers interested in obtaining neighborhood input on projects
  • Eligibility for neighborhood grants*
  • Presentation to registered neighborhoods by various City staff

*Availability contingent upon funding and location within City 

 

THE NEIGHBORHOOD GRANT PROGRAM

 

The Neighborhood Grant Program (TNGP) is open to all Appleton registered neighborhoods that participate in the City's Neighborhood Program. The grants assist in strengthening and sustaining the social network of the Appleton community and may be applied to projects that enhance cultural, beautification, recreation, education, neighborhood cleanup, neighborhood safety and family/youth issues through resident-driven activities within each neighborhood. Grant applications will be processed twice per year on August 1 and February 1. Staff shall reserve the option, but not an obligation, to process applications at other times when warranted.

Click here to download The Neighborhood Grant Program application, which can be completed using Microsoft Word.

For more information, please contact Matt Rehbein (920-832-6463 / matthew.rehbein@appleton.org) or Dave Kress (920-832-6428 / david.kress@appleton.org).

NEIGHBORHOOD ACADEMY

The Neighborhood Academy is a learning series that provides knowledge and tools to help you and your neighbors create a better place to live, work, and play.  Participants must reside in a neighborhood registered through the City's Neighborhood Program (15 already registered).  To register your neighborhood, contact Community & Economic Development Dept. at (920) 832-6468.  For more information, please see the attached flyer.


Neighborhood Academy Schedule:

Dates:  Four consecutive Thursdays - May 5, May 12, May 19, and May 26, 2016

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location:  City Hall, 100 N. Appleton Street

 

To apply for the Neighborhood Academy please click here.

  

REGISTERED NEIGHBORHOODS

NEIGHBORHOOD NAME NEIGHBORHOOD CONTACT(S) DATE REGISTERED
Old Third Ward Keith & Antoinette Powell 5/12/13
Historic Central Neighborhood James & Althea Rosenberg 7/29/13
Ashbury Meadows Bernie Coley 7/30/13
Northland Downs Jon Parkhurst 8/6/13
Windingbrook Watch Erin Arndt 8/9/13
Dellwood Street Amy Johnson 8/9/13
Lawrence-City Park Andrew Dane 8/30/13
Colony Oaks Al Welch 9/17/13
Summit Park Gene & Sharon Wallis 10/3/13
Erb Park Jim & Regina Case 10/22/13
Peabody Park Anna & Grant Johnson 12/1/13
Alicia Park Ann-Marie Helmbrecht 3/27/14
Huntley Houses Jamie Karpinske 9/22/14
River Drive  Rob Gusky 11/10/15
Downtown Jamie Cartwright 12/9/15
St. Bernadette Parish/Thompson Center on Lourdes Patty Eichhorst 12/16

 

Map of All Registered Neighborhoods

Several registered neighborhoods are using Nextdoor, an online communication platform, to engage their neighbors. Further information is available here: https://nextdoor.com/find-neighborhood/wi/appleton/

Neighborhood Resources

Contact: Matt Rehbein - Economic Development Specialist
Phone: 920-832-6463
Fax: 920-832-5994
Click here to email
Mailing Address: 100 N. Appleton Street 
Appleton, WI 54911
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