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Welcome to the City's Neighborhood Program!

Neighborhood 

Strengthening Appleton's Neighborhoods

**UPCOMING NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAM FALL MEETING IN OCTOBER**

The Neighborhood Program Fall Meeting will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Erb Park Multi-Purpose Room (1800 N. Morrison Street).  It is intended to be an informal, “roundtable” discussion among representatives from the 16 registered neighborhoods within the City.  While some topics have been arranged beforehand, we ask that participants come prepared to share a brief update on their recent neighborhood activities.  For more information, please see the attached flyer. 

To join the meeting, please click here to RSVP.

 

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.  The Neighborhood Academy was held in 2013-2014 and again in 2016.

 

  REGISTERED NEIGHBORHOODS

NEIGHBORHOOD NAME NEIGHBORHOOD CONTACT(S) DATE REGISTERED
Old Third Ward Keith & Antoinette Powell 5/12/13
Historic Central Neighborhood Elizabeth Gordon 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 Will & Pam Weider 12/9/15
St. Bernadette Parish/Thompson Center on Lourdes Patty Eichhorst 12/22/16

 

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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