The City of Bozeman Neighborhoods Program, in collaboration with MSU’s Good Neighbor Committee, host Bozeman's Good Neighbor Day each year in September.
Good Neighbor Day is an annual nationwide celebration that encourages people to connect with their community. The idea is that small-scale events and gatherings will happen in neighborhoods all around Bozeman on Good Neighbor Day.
This year we are considering alternative formats for hosting Good Neighbor Day considering social distancing recommendations in Gallatin County due to COVID-19.
Keep it simple!
Events and gatherings can take many different forms. The goal is to create connection! Normally neighbors might share a cup of coffee, organize a picnic in a community park, or fire up the grill on the front lawn with new and long-time neighbors.
This year, we want to encourage people to reach out to their neighbors from a distance. Get out the sidewalk chalk and add some color to your block, give a call or write a note to your neighbors, offer to help a neighbor with yard maintenance, dawn your masks and take a socially distanced walk together.
Do you have ideas? Share them with Neighborhoods Program Coordinator Dani Hess firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share with us the ways in which you and your neighbors have supported each other during COVID-19. How have you created connection while staying socially distanced?