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Neighborhood Programs

Neighborhood Programs has a Vision for Auburn:
Auburn is a healthy, inclusive and engaged community where all residents have a love of place, a sense of belonging, and an ability to influence the future of the community.

The Mission of Neighborhood Programs is to build community by providing investments and programming that promote inclusive engagement, increase accessibility of local government and enhance community wellness. 


Our Programs:

The Community Matching Grant is a fund used to support resident initiated and led projects in their community. For more information, visit the program page.

National Night Out is a national event that happens on the first Tuesday in August each year. Here in Auburn, it's a night of neighborhood BBQs and potlucks with City staff out visiting. Visit the program page for more details.

Interested in learning more about how the City of Auburn operates? Join us for the Auburn Civics Academy, an 11-week program for anyone with a vested interest in Auburn. Visit the program page for more information. 

Neighborhood Meetings: If residents are looking for information on topics concerning multiple City departments, the Neighborhood Programs Coordinator can help neighborhoods organize meetings between residents and City staff. The purpose of Neighborhood meetings is:

  • To hear what's going on in your neighborhood, what your concerns are and your ideas for solutions
  • To learn more about available City services and programs
  • To meet with multiple City representatives and departments including the Mayor, Police, Emergency Preparedness, Transportation and Community Development & Planning to discuss neighborhood safety and other issues of concern

How to have a Neighborhood Meeting: If you are ready to move forward with scheduling a Neighborhood Meeting, please fill out this online registration form and City staff will respond as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding Neighborhood Meetings or Programs in general, please contact Erika Klyce, the Neighborhood Programs Coordinator via email or 253-876-1988.

In addition, Neighborhood Programs staff works with other City staff to coordinate events, meetings and other engagement opportunities.


Neighborhood Resources:  

For general information about living in Auburn check out our Resident Information Packet (PDF).
Is your neighborhood looking for some tips and tricks to build community? Check out our Community Building Toolkit (PDF).

Want to start a Block Watch? Auburn's program is run by the Community Response Team Officers at the Auburn Police Department. Visit their Crime Prevention webpage for step-by-step instructions on getting your Block Watch up at running. A Crime Prevention Booklet (PDF) is provided by our officers.

Looking for tips on how to get yourself, your family and your neighborhood prepared for any emergencies or disaster that may occur? Connect with our Emergency Management Division. This Division offers a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training which is a great way for your community to get prepared. They have also assembled a Disaster Supply Checklist (PDF) which can help you create an emergency kit.

The City maintains a profile on Nextdoor and provides informational postsNextdoor.com is a free private social networking website and mobile app designed specifically for neighborhoods. Nextdoor makes it easy to connect with your neighbors and build stronger, safer and happier places to call home. View more details about how the City uses Nextdoor.

Do you need to make a report? We have a web page for that! Visit auburnwa.gov/reporting.