What is the Building Strong Neighborhoods Initiative?
Established in 2006 the Building Strong Neighborhoods (BSN) Initiative is a comprehensive neighborhood program led by the Neighborhood Outreach Office and the community to preserve and strengthen Mesa's neighborhoods.
The BSN Initiative addresses the unique needs and diverse issues in a wide variety of neighborhoods throughout the city. Through the BSN Initiative, residents assist in identifying and prioritizing neighborhood concerns while working with a variety of city departments to address these issues. During the four-week BSN Initiative, residents and businesses are provided with education, training and access to existing resources to address neighborhood issues. Neighborhood Action Teams are formed to create solutions to concerns identified by the neighborhood. Our objective is to provide meaningful and positive change in neighborhoods and for residents become better organized and engaged in their community.
For more information on Neighborhoods currently participating in the BSN Initiative, please see below or contact the Outreach Coordinator for your district. Find the Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator for your area or what district you live in.
Current Building Strong Neighborhoods Surveys
Surveys are a useful tool to assist in identifying issues and concerns in neighborhoods. If you live in a current BSN neighborhood, we encourage you to participate by completing and submitting a survey. The Neighborhood Outreach Office uses the information collected through the surveys to work with residents on initiatives to improve the neighborhood. Following the collection of this information an introductory kick-off meeting will be held and the results of the survey will be shared. During the BSN Initiatives residents have the opportunity to meet with City staff and community agencies to learn about programs and resources that can be utilized to improve neighborhoods.