Community Building

Community Building Policy

Plano will pursue community building efforts and initiatives and provide the tools needed to strengthen community cohesion and sense of belonging among residents. 
 
Community Building Action Statements


 Status
Strengthen and expand existing community outreach and participation programs such as Love
Where You Live
and Citizens Assisting Plano Police.      
inprogress
Develop a community pride initiative and include an educational component that addresses the
history, arts, culture, educational resources and natural resources in Plano.
pending
Create a centralized database and integrated online mapping tool that provides all information
available for a specific geography, including trash collection, property standards contacts,
emergency contacts, and upcoming events and programs to encourage community and civic
engagement. 
inprogress

Create a mentorship program for established homeowners’ associations to mentor developing
organizations.   
pending
Increase the number of neighborhoods with crime watch programs and encourage residents to
become block captains. 
inprogress
Create a neighborhood association toolkit to assist citizens in forming neighborhood
associations. 
inprogress
Promote HOA and Neighborhood Association Quarterly Breakfasts to new neighborhood
associations.
complete
Create a marketing campaign to encourage neighborhoods to host block parties and utilize the
city’s Block Party Trailer. (Completed: Block Party Trailer)
complete
Facilitate opportunities for neighborhood representatives, business organizations, not-for-profit
organizations and agencies, and other stakeholders to meet regularly with and obtain
information from city staff on city initiatives and activities.
pending
Create a neighborhood vitality program and beautification grant to assist in creating a sense of
identity for neighborhoods.  (Completed: Neighborhood Vitality and Beautification Grant Program)
complete

Supporting Materials and Resources
Neighborhood Planning
Police Citizen Programs
Volunteers in Plano