The Neighborhood Program is a service provided at the neighborhood level intended to enhance and maintain a high quality of life for the citizens of Grand Junction. The Program is a way of building a sense of community, beginning with small groups of motivated people. The program evolved from a community goal that: "A vital, organized network of neighborhoods will exist throughout the City, linked with parks and schools and supported by City resources and active citizen volunteers."
Often it is problems within a neighborhood that raise residents' interest and concern. The Neighborhood Program seeks to build a sense of community to promote pro-active pride, safety, volunteering and fun within neighborhoods rather than merely a group that reacts to controversy as it arises.
One of the first steps in the program is encouraging groups to hold meetings to begin to discuss positive and negative aspects of their neighborhood, plans for improvement, and a means for people to socialize and get to know their neighbors. Beyond meetings, the program supports all types of activities, including block parties, flyers or newsletters and working together on improvement projects.
Neighborhood Association Registration
Residents are reminded to keep their neighborhood or homeowners’ association contact information updated. The City uses this information to notify residents of any proposed development or other activity in their neighborhoods or to inform residents of other City-related news. The form to update your information may be found here and can be completed at any time.
Neighborhood Block Parties
When the weather warms up, it's time to think about gathering your neighbors for some weekend fun. By spending time with neighbors and strengthening those relationships, communities become more resilient in the face of unexpected shocks and stresses. Learn more about the connection between community building and resilience, as well as other benefits cities across the country have experienced due to neighborhoods hosting block parties.
Know Your Neighbor Micro-Grants
The City of Grand Junction offers micro-grants of up to $250 to neighborhoods to assist with event costs or other purposes that promote getting to know your neighbors. The grant application is available here and is on a first come, first-served basis until allocated funds are depleted.
Reserve the Neighborhood Block Party Trailer
The Neighborhood Program launched the Neighborhood Block Party Trailer the summer of 2019. The Trailer is available to rent any day of the week and is free for City residents. To make a reservation, please review the resource page and email the Neighborhood Program.
Neighborhood Clean-up Tips
Organizing a neighborhood clean-up is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your neighbors and noticeably improve and beautify your neighborhood at the same time. During the Annual Spring Clean-Up, the City provides information to help city residents get clean-up items to the street or alley at the designated time. The Annual Leaf Pick-Up offered by the City in the fall provides for pick-up service for leaves raked to city streets.
Use the City's Neighborhood Program Resources
Neighborhood Program staff can assist you with organization and advertisement, provide ideas and information and help coordinate with other City departments as needed. The City Police Department has other services available to neighborhoods through its Community Resource Unit, such as the Neighborhood Watch Program.
Upcoming Community Meetings
The City of Grand Junction invites residents to upcoming neighborhood meetings held throughout our community. These meetings are an opportunity for staff to provide information and to seek input from residents on projects and plans currently underway. Upcoming community meetings are listed below:
- August 3rd, 2021 (5:30 to 7:00 p.m.) at Canyon View Park Gunnison Shelter
- August 17th, 2021 (5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) at Las Colonias Tranquillo Shelter
- September 8th, 2021 (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) at Lunch Loop Trailhead
- September 21st, 2021 (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) at Lincoln Park Ash Shelter