Community Education



Boise Neighborhood Interactive

Conference details: October 14, Grove Hotel, 8:00-4:00
Keynote Speaker: Norm Rice, former Mayor of Seattle
Lunch Entertainment: Megan Bryant

Break Out Sessions

Session 1 | 9:45-10:45

  • Development & Zoning
  • Historical Boise
  • Recruiting, Retaining, and Celebrating Volunteers
  • Neighborhood Crime Prevention

Session 2 | 11:00-12:00

  • Interacting with Public Agency Leadership
  • Public Art
  • Leveraging Social Media to Engage Neighbors
  • Roundtable: Neighborhood Association Leadership

Session 3 | 1:15-2:15

  • Transportation: Moving People
  • Housing Trends in the Treasure Valley
  • Connecting Neighbors
  • Roundtable: Hosting Neighborhood Events

Session 4 | 2:30-3:30

  • Value Added Emergency Services
  • Open Space and Community Gardens
  • Age-Friendly Cities
  • Roundtable: How Neighborhoods Can Work Together


Past Energize Hour Workshop Notes and Resources

Energize Hour Workshops are offered monthly, with a wide variety of topics and speakers. All workshops are free and open to the public. 

  • Safe Routes to School - Lisa Brady, Safe Routes to School - YMCA
  • Personal Safety and Home Security - Ed Fritz and Tuckee Shaver, Boise Police Department
  • Applying for 501c3 Tax Exempt Status - Amy Little, Idaho Nonprofit Center
  • Neighborhood Branding - Jane Naillon, See Jane Brand Strategy
  • Community Leadership - Elaine Clegg and Ben Quintana, Boise City Council Members 
  • Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out Events with Boise Police
  • Firewise Communities and Evacuation Planning with Boise Fire
  • Bike Infrastructure and Traffic Calming with Boise's Neighborhood Planners
  • Placemaking Analysis and Toolkit