NeighborWorks® Pocatello’s mission is to help create and maintain healthy neighborhoods, and resident support is key to our success. Those who live in the neighborhoods are the experts on their conditions, needs, and opportunities, and are essential for effective neighborhood management. Effective neighborhood management means that those who live in the neighborhood take the lead role in shaping the conditions of their neighborhood.
To support effective neighborhood management, NeighborWorks® Pocatello provides assistance to resident-driven groups and supports the collective efforts they undertake. Neighborhood Leadership Training is provided to help develop skilled and engaged residents who are able to work together and effectively address issues and/or opportunities they may face. NeighborWorks® Pocatello also helps facilitate community building activities to help develop strong community relationships.
The neighborhoods supported by NeighborWorks® Pocatello are organized into neighborhood associations, a voluntary organization where membership is geographically based, power and authority are widely distributed, and members engage in a variety of activities. The six neighborhood associations supported by NeighborWorks® Pocatello are Alameda, Bonneville, College, Lewis & Clark, the Neighborhoods of Historic Old Town, and Whittier.
If you live in one of these neighborhoods contact an association officer to find out when the association meets and how you can become involved. New members with an interest in neighborhood issues are a welcomed asset to established associations. If a specific issue or concern is driving your interest in participation but the neighborhood association isn’t working on that issue, be the one to begin the discussion and help lead the effort. We are here to support you!
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