Neighborhood Program

Contact Information
Neighborhood Program
Drey Hicks
Renton, WA 98057

The Neighborhood Program strives to enhance collaborative relationships between neighborhood organizations and the City of Renton, and serves as a platform for building successful neighborhoods through neighborhood grant opportunities, neighborhood workshops, and community conversation events.

Utilizing the Neighborhood Program, the City of Renton provides resources and opportunities to assist neighborhoods in creating vibrant, healthy, and connected communities.

Congratulations to our 2017 Neighborhood Program Award Winners!

The Neighborhood Program Award recognized outstanding projects implemented to improve Renton neighborhoods and the surrounding community. Neighborhood Awards are given in four categories:

"Neighborhood Project of the Year" - North Renton Neighborhood Association
"Neighborhood Event of the Year" - Barbee Mill Homeowners Association
"Volunteer Project of the Year" - Aspenwoods NW Homeowners Association
"Neighborhood of the Year" - Claremont Homeowners Association

Learn more about each neighborhood award and the projects that were completed!

Neighborhood Program Benefits

The City of Renton Neighborhood Program provides services to over 90 recognized neighborhoods. As part of the Neighborhood Program, neighborhoods receive:

  • A one-time city sponsored neighborhood event
  • A liaison to connect with regarding city services and important information
  • Access to neighborhood grant funding opportunities
  • Workshops and training pertaining to neighborhood planning and development

In 2017, the Neighborhood Program funded over $100,000 in neighborhood grant funding, and assisted with over 30 neighborhood events.

How to Join the Neighborhood Program?

In order for your neighborhood to join the Neighborhood Program, your neighborhood must first complete the following steps:

  1. Complete and submit the Neighborhood Program Application and submit it to
  2. Submit a copy of your neighborhood organization's bylaws. Neighborhood bylaws serve as a road-map for your neighborhood organization actions. They are a form of agreement between the organization and its members. Bylaws may vary depending on the neighborhood, but consider them the manual for how your neighborhood organization conducts business. Please review the neighborhood bylaws template if your neighborhood does not have bylaws currently in place.
  3. Submit a copy of neighborhood organizations boundaries. Neighborhood boundaries should be based on the geographic area your neighborhood feels comfortable managing. If you are apart of a homeowners association, these boundaries may already be established within your HOA bylaws and CC&Rs.

 If you are unable to produce any of the documentation, or are wanting to start a new neighborhood organization, please contact the Neighborhood Program Coordinator at 425-430-6595 or

Neighborhood Grant Opportunities

The Neighborhood Program provides matching grant funds to help participating neighborhoods implement projects that improve the viability and livability of their neighborhood community.

Each year the Neighborhood Program awards over $70,000 in grant dollars for qualifying events and projects.

To be eligible to receive funding your neighborhood must:

  • Be registered with the Neighborhood Program
  • Have submitted an updated copy of your neighborhood bylaws, boundary, and leadership contact information
  • Be in good standing with the Neighborhood Program

2018 Grant opportunities are available now!

Join us on Nextdoor!

Nextdoor is a free, private social network for you and your neighbors. It is an easy way to stay connected within neighborhoods:

  • Alert your neighborhood about a break-in or suspicious activity
  • Organize a neighborhood meeting or social gathering
  • Find a trustworthy babysitter or handyman
  • Ask for help looking for a lost pet
  • Ask neighbors to borrow yard equipment or tools
  • Find out about upcoming events
    Learn more about whats going on in your community

 There are over 11,000 Nextdoor residents who use Nextdoor to build stronger more well connected neighborhoods through positive community conversations. The Neighborhood Program uses Nextdoor to share program highlights, events, and information that may be of interest to you and your neighborhood.

Signup today at to meet your neighbors! 

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