April 1, 2014
Public Information and Communications
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Mesa, AZ – The City of Mesa Neighborhood Outreach Office has launched a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications.
This integration will enable the City to use Nextdoor to build stronger, safer communities with the help of residents. Already, Nextdoor has proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool for residents as 131 Mesa neighborhoods have started Nextdoor websites. The City is encouraging more residents to take advantage of Nextdoor, where they can ask questions, get to know one another, and exchange local advice and recommendations.
“The City of Mesa is very excited to officially partner with Nextdoor,” City Manager Chris Brady said. “Nextdoor will provide residents with more avenues to easily and effectively connect with us, and each other, about the things that matter most to their communities.”
With Nextdoor, Mesa residents can join private neighborhood websites to share information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services and even lost pets. The Neighborhood Outreach Office will be able to post information, such as important news, services, programs, public events, and emergency notifications to Nextdoor websites within the city.
Nextdoor is free for residents and the City. Each Mesa neighborhood’s private Nextdoor website is self-managed and accessible only to residents who verify that they live in the neighborhood. The City will not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information or content. Information shared on Nextdoor is password protected and cannot be accessed by search engines.
Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit www.help.nextdoor.com.
An information meeting for Mesa residents about Nextdoor will be held Tuesday, April 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe, in the Mesquite Room.
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