Neighborhood Leaders Group

The Neighborhood Leaders Group brings together residents interested in neighborhood improvement and
County staff responsible for preventing deterioration in neighborhoods.  The group has been instrumental in many County efforts to improve neighborhoods.  The main activities of the group:  
  • Strategize solutions for neighborhood issues

  • Give input to County staff on neighborhood issues, enforcement processes and County Clean Up locations

  • Learn about property maintenance codes and implement action plans.

  • Network with fellow leaders on best practices.

The Neighborhood Leaders Group meets most months on different nights of the week. The 2014 Meeting Schedule shows dates locations and meeting topics. 

Neighborhood Leaders Group Resources

The Neighborhood Leaders Group have helped to create resources and information that will help those interested in neighborhood improvement.  
 

Citizen Vacant Home Monitoring

Establishing Partnerships with Local Business

Mitigating the Impact of Vacant Homes 

Achievements of the Neighborhood Leaders Group 

The group began meeting in June of 2008 with the first meetings concentrating on sharing strategies for neighborhood improvements and learning about ordinances.  Since that meeting, the group adopted a Neighborhood Leaders Group Mission Statement.  The group also adopted a three-year Neighborhood Leaders Group Strategic Plan with measurable activities to achieve the plan.
 

Neighborhood Issues Recently Addressed by the Neighborhood Leaders Group

  • Temporary advertising signs

  • Unsolicited newspapers

  • Assistance for house exterior repairs for those who can't afford it

  • Increasing community participation

  • Maximizing County Clean Up days to eliminate neighborhood of outside storage

  • Vacant homes program

  • Welcoming new residents to establish neighborhood expectations

  • Disseminating educational materials to neighbors

  • Graffiti abatement

  • Increasing the feeling of ownership of a neighborhood with the residents

  • Template for voluntary 'community standards' and strategies for implementation

 

        

Get Involved!

If you have questions about the Neighborhood Leaders Group or would like to participate in the monthly programs, please contact the Neighborhood Services Division of PWC's Department of Public Works at 703-792-7018 or nsd@pwcgov.org. Neighborhood Services is located at 5 County Complex Court Woodbridge VA 22192.