In the pillar of Our Community, Neighborhood Development centers on improving our neighborhoods throughout the county. The work focuses on the community-led revitalization of spaces that enhance the lives of our residents.
We use an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) framework to engage community residents and organizations in leveraging the assets of a community to improve it. Too many times residents focus on all the things wrong with a community. Using the ABDC method, we flip the script and begin with improving our current assets.
To bring this work to life, we’ve created the Neighborhood Development Coalition. This group of county and city leaders, housing organizations, and many others are working together to revitalize downtowns and neighborhoods.