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Introducing Yourself & Planning a Gathering

Here are some tips for you as a new Neighborhood Block Leader.

1. Introduce yourself to neighbors
 

Knock on your neighbors’ doors, point to where you live, and tell them about your hopes to get everyone acquainted. If you want feedback for your first gathering and date, it may be a good time to get their votes.

2. Plan your gathering

Cupertino’s block party program provides barricades to safely close residential streets. Neighborhood Watch and safety meetings, and emergency training are offered in the neighborhoods and can be used to get neighbors together. Contact us and we’ll work with you. How Do I Start - Plan Your Gathering

3. Collect neighbors’ contact information for emergencies and activity planning

Keep information confidential and remind neighbors to do the same. Many people prefer to only share contact information with those they know, so be prepared to wait until after your first gathering to complete your contact list.

Residents may use Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, to create private websites for their neighborhood. With the free network, neighbors can ask questions, exchange recommendations, post information and become linked with citywide communication. Members must verify that they live within the neighborhood to participate. For info, visit Nextdoor Help, or contact Steffanie Turini, Neighborhood Watch coordinator.