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Initiative, Neighborhood Bulletin

Freeway Commemoration Project Update

A short summary This week an update on the Commemoration …

Neighborhood Bulletin

Hayes Valley “Community Board”

LAST UPDATE: March 1st

Neighborhood Bulletin

Hayes Valley Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Selection at Patricia’s Green

Our initial inquiry regarding community participation process Back in December …

Founders Column

New Year Message

As it’s a new year we want to provide a …

Public Safety

Multiple Car Breakins

Reports from neighbors on the 700 Block of Grove, 500 …

Neighborhood Bulletin

Rabid Bat Notice

LAST UPDATE: October 11th

Why Neighborhood Advocates Play a Key Role

While City and Neighborhood politics seem to be in a clash of sorts these days making it even more challenging for neighbors to often obtain answers and insights on issues impacting their neighborhood, it’s good to revisit the critical role of Neighborhood Advocacy.

While community advocates cannot guarantee greater participation, experience has shown me that they can help increase resident involvement in community development processes. Community advocates can be the difference between a successful project with strong community input and buy-in or an unsuccessful one with limited community involvement and neighborhood indifference.

– Richard Wooten, Michigan State University

“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.”

Dorothy Height