Join the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
We invite Ivanhoe residents and non-residents alike to become members of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council. Membership is open to all residents, representatives of civic and business groups, private agencies, schools, church organizations, government agencies, and anyone interested in improving or enhancing the Ivanhoe neighborhood.
As a member, you can vote on any matter brought before the Council. You get the chance to have your voice heard and to make decisions that contribute to our mission to enhance the quality of life for all of Ivanhoe’s residents and stakeholders.
Your membership grants you the privilege of voting during Board member elections, allowing you to elect leaders who share your vision and commitment to bettering the Ivanhoe neighborhood for all. INC also encourages members and non-members to join our committees. As a committee member, you play a key role in implementing Ivanhoe’s Strategic Plan and ensuring that residents’ visions for the neighborhood come to life.
Our current committees are:
- Philanthropy & Fundraising
- Communications & Marketing
- Housing, Economic Development, & Jobs
- Youth, Family, Seniors
- Crime, Safety, & Beautification
And best of all, INC members have the satisfaction of making a direct positive impact on the Ivanhoe neighborhood. By attending meetings and participating in council events, you get to connect with the residents and partner with them to build on Ivanhoe’s legacy as a constantly improving neighborhood that puts unity, collaboration, and equity first.
Become a Member
Become a Block Connector
Block Connectors are neighborhood leaders working to make their communities safe and livable places to live, work, and play. By becoming a Block Connector, you can build and strengthen partnerships with neighbors, crime prevention organizations, neighborhood associations, and the police department.
- Serve as the primary leader for disseminating information to your neighbors and encouraging community participation in the neighborhood and your block
- Help to coordinate any block problems solving efforts, meetings, and social gatherings
- Help neighborhood associations recruit block members to attend additional training opportunities
- Get direct assistance from the neighborhood association to help organize and maintain your block network
- Receive support and information from your neighborhood association
- Receive important information to disseminate to your neighbors
As a Block Connector, you are the point person for your block. Your role is key to establishing communications between your neighbors and the neighborhood association, your neighbors and the police, and your neighbors and key partners.
One of the most important functions you will have will be collecting information. You will be responsible for one or no more than four adjoining blocks.
- Get to know your neighbors
- Identify what your block needs
- Host at least one block meet a year so you and your neighbors can address issues that concern your block
- Direct neighbors to appropriate services
- Make sure your block is represented at the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council’s meetings
There are many advantages to becoming the contact for your block. Here are a few:
- Clout/leverage for your block
- Helpful information
- Satisfaction of giving back
- More attractive block
- Reduction of crime on the block
- New friends
- Block Connector training and leadership
Step 1: Plan to have an initial block meeting to discover what common interests and concerns might draw your neighbors together into a block meeting. Set a date and time for the meeting.
Step 2: Establish a meeting agenda.
Step 3: Ask for assistance from your community liaison or the community interaction office. They can explain available services and police programs and procedures.
Step 4: Display flyers on your block one week in advance of the meeting.
Step 5: Host the meeting!