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Neighbor to Neighbor

Overview
On November 6, 2014 the program known as Neighborhood Leaders has changed to Neighbor to Neighbor. The title change came about in order to emphasize the concept of building community and getting neighbors to know one another.

Neighbor to Neighbor is a City-led initiative to help foster a greater sense of community among neighbors in Highland Park and create a safer community. Building a stronger sense of community, improving communication and enhancing public safety are the three main themes of Neighbor to Neighbor.

Residents who wish to have their neighborhood join Neighbor to Neighbor, will have the opportunity to serve as Neighborhood Coordinator. As Neighborhood Coordinator they will receive targeted information from the City, be invited to quarterly Neighbor to Neighbor meetings at City Hall and help facilitate communication within their neighborhood.

By embracing the themes of Neighbor to Neighbor, neighborhoods can become more organized in order to look out for one another and work together to solve community issues.

2015 Work Plan

To have your neighborhood join the Neighbor to Neighbor initiative, please fill out the online form. Forms are also available at City Hall upon request.

Neighborhoods Participating in Neighbor to Neighbor

Neighborhood Coordinator Map

Residents who are interested in getting in touch with their Neighborhood Coordinator, please contact Hayley Garard at 847.926.10043.

Additional Information

Information Packet
More detailed information about Neighbor to Neighbor can be found in the Information Packet.

Block Party Application
To fill out a Block Party application click here.

2016 Presentations
March 22, 2016
June 7, 2016
September 21, 2016

2015 Presentations
October 20, 2015
August 27, 2015
April 23, 2015

Additional Resources
Does getting to Know your Neighbors Make you Happier?
Ways to get to Know your Neighbors
Get to Know your Neighbors: Social Cohesion and Health
16 Ways to Make your Neighborhood Safer, Greener & Fun
Virtual Communities - Exchanging Ideas Through Computer Bulletin Boards

If you have any questions, please contact Hayley Garard at 847.926.1043.

Frequently Asked Questions 

  1. How much territory should I try to represent?
  2. How do I get people interested and motivated to participate?
  3. What is the first event I should host? 
  4. What should I do if only a few people respond? 
  5. What tools can I use to show neighbors that I am a legitimate representative of the City?
  6. What assistance can I expect from City Staff or Officials?