Energize Our Neighborhoods
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What It's All About

Energize Our Neighborhoods is a collaboration between Boise’s residents, public and private partners and the City to keep our neighborhoods unique and desirable. 

May Events

Calling All Vista Bench Businesses! 

Do you own a business in the Vista or Depot Bench Neighborhood? 

Join us to learn more about the Vista Bench Business Association and First Fridays on the Bench!
  • May 5, 5:30-6:30 PM: Committee Meeting
  • May 10, 9:00-10:00 AM: Open House
Meetings will be held at Spark! (2417 W. Bank Dr. #202)

Community Resources

Food & Clothing Ministry at Whitney United Methodist

Bench Community Suppers: Locations & times

Veterans Housing Outreach: Locations & times

Glass Recycling: drop off available at Albertsons

Energy Efficiency information and resources

City of Boise's Home Improvement Loan Program

Free Law Clinics at Library!

Small Business Association Free Workshops

Open Gyms:
K-6: Sat. 10-2 at Hawthorne
7-12: Sun. 1-4 at South

Parks & Recreation: Summer Activity Guide

In the News: March

Idaho Statesman: Neighborhood Reinvestment Grants Announced


Check it Out

Everyday Leadership by Drew Dudley
Newsletter: May 2016

Energize Our Neighborhoods

Working with residents to energize and enhance the livability in our neighborhoods.

What does your ideal neighborhood look like? 

If you live in the Vista Neighborhood please join us on May 31, 7-9 PM, at the Whitney Elementary Cafeteria for a Visioning Event. 
  • What's a Visioning Event? Learn more here.
All Energize Committee Members and Vista Neighborhood residents are invited - refreshments will be served! 

Join us for First Friday!

Support local Vista Bench businesses and shop local on May 6, 5-7 PM, at this event sponsored by the Energize Economic Development Committee.
Visit the Vista Bench First Friday Facebook page to learn more about the participating businesses and great offers available! 

Speaker Series

Check out the next series of events, sponsored by our Energize committees. All events are free and open to the public. 

May Events:
  • Housing Workshop: Reverse Weatherization: May 2 & 3rd, 3-4 PM, at the Whitney Baptist Activity Center (2301 Nez Perce)
  • Neighborhood Watch Groups & National Night Out: May 17, 7-8 PM, at the Whitney Community Center.
Please download the Speaker Series Flyer to print or share on social media to help spread the word!

Committee Updates

What plans and projects are underway in the committees? Visit the Committee Updates page of the Energize Our Neighborhoods website.
Get Involved!
Are you a Vista Neighborhood resident or business owner interested in getting involved with Energize Our Neighborhoods? Contact Melinda McGoldrick at or 208-570-6834 to learn more about the opportunities to make a difference!
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