Annual Meeting Update – Ford Motors Board of Directors 

Annual Meeting Update – Ford Motors Board of Directors

I want to thank everyone who attended last Thursday’s Annual Meeting. Considering it was also Parent/Teacher’s Night across the area, we had a good turnout. It was great to mix with neighbors while enjoying drinks and veggies from Albertsons, pastries from Mojo’s Donuts and Korean treats from Koco Bell’s. Three of our attendees each left with a special door prize. We added two very much appreciated board members. As per our bylaws, the board will hold a working session to establish officer roles within the next two weeks. CTNA will post a separate news release after that meeting to formally announce the new board and officer roles.

Ford Motors has 15 sitting board members and I suspect not one of them has built an automobile much less worked on the all important assembly line.

An organization’s Board of Directors does not and cannot by itself make the organization successful in fulfilling its purpose. Only through vibrant membership participation can CTNA represent and advocate for Boise’s western-most neighborhood association.

We need your experience, your skills and your passion. Where will you fit it? Give this list your consideration.

Annual Meeting Planning – Let’s do what we need to do so that next year we don’t conflict with other major events in our community ie. Parent Teachers night

Membership Lead – Brainstorming with others on how to reach out and make people favorable aware of CTNA.

Artwork / Signage / Posters etc.

Facebook Lead – updating CTNA’s Facebook page with news, information and events to keep membership returning to our page

HOA Messaging Coordinator – Our neighborhood HOA’s can be integral parts of our outreach. We need to establish continuing ties to our HOA’s

Issue Leaders
New Library – work with other CTNA members, the board, and others to grow a consensus on the need for a Boise western library
McDevitt and other recreational amenities – identify opportunities in our current and proposed recreation areas and work with others to make things happen.
Zoning and zoning revisions – stay close to this very important issue and provide to CTNA
Redistricting City Council – stay close to this very important issue and provide to CTNA
Streets and walkways Lead – Speed, signage, access.
Safety and Crime Lead
Newsletter- It would be great if we had a release that kept people up-to-date on CTNA
Nextdoor Lead – Reach out to members not on Facebook or who do not access our website. A goal here would be to encourage members to access those as well.
Public relations – meeting announcements and overall CTNA image
Recording Secretary (Does not need to be a board member). Frees up Board Secretary during meetings to more actively participate in meeting discussion.
Social Events Lead – Neighborhood Night Out and other special events
Website Support – Our website is critically important in our efforts to stay connected to and inform our membership. This is a position that could always benefit from backup or dual staffing.
Other – name your passion and skill

Email us and let us know your area of interest –

When we each contribute a little we all accomplish a lot!

Thank you again for your contribution(s) to our Centennial Neighborhood, a great place to live, work and raise a family

Gary Dufault, President

Centennial Neighborhood Association

2022 Annual Meeting

The Centennial Neighborhood Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 20th from 6:30-8:00 PM.

OCTOBER 20, 2022, 6:30 PM—
Sign In and “Door Prize”
Registration Starts at 6:30 PM
Meeting Begins at 7:00 PM
Come early, meet your neighbors
Grab a complimentary
snacks/beverages, courtesy
of Albertsons and other fine Centennial
neighborhood businesses:
Door Prizes complements of :
GV Images, Crafts and Photography
Mojo’s Doughnuts and Ice Cream
Koco Bell – Korean Street Food
And More!

· WHO: You are receiving this card because the City of Boise has determined that you live or own a business within the boundaries of the Centennial Neighborhood. You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Meeting.

· Our Meeting’s theme will be “Geographic Representation”. How does your Centennial Neighborhood Association work with local and other community leaders to make our neighborhood a great place to live, work and raise a

· Join in discussions— Council Redistricting, Boise Zoning Update, Eagle Road safety and more. In addition to our annual meeting, we have open quarterly meetings held the third Thursday of April, July, and January. Email us with your ideas for topics we may explore during one of these meetings.

 ELECTION: We will elect new board members for the coming term. Interested in applying? Email us! Nominations also accepted at the meeting.

 Energize Our Neighborhoods is a community collaboration to make all Boise neighborhoods unique and desirable. The City of Boise currently has 35 established neighborhood associations, Energize Our Neighborhoods partners with the associations to enrich the lives of our residents, enhance the identity in our neighborhoods and encourage a strong sense of community.

Please email before October 13th to add items to your agenda.


We are having a pre-meeting check off via Zoom tomorrow night at 8 PM. It would be great to have you join us with your ideas and insights.

We also look forward to see you in person Thursday.

Zoning Code Rewrite


The City of Boise is actively working on creating a city for everyone. To make sure the future design and development of our city offers housing options for all who choose to call Boise home, the outdated zoning ordinance needs to be updated to ensure walkable, dynamic spaces throughout the city, and preserve the things we love most about our community.  

Resident input and collaboration are key to creating a city that serves current and future Boiseans. We are grateful to those who have participated in virtual and in-person events to provide feedback on early drafts of the proposed zoning code. In the winter months, community members across the city came together to share their recommendations. Based on what we heard, city staff made substantial changes. A full outreach summary report, including survey results, is available here.  

The city will release a new draft with updates on July 12, following a Boise City Council work session. The revisions made are based on resounding themes from the community, including: 

1.    Creating a city with a variety of great neighborhoods. 

2.    Directing development where there is planned public investment. 

3.    Developing a strategy to produce affordable and sustainable housing.  

4.       Targeting development to maintain parks and open space.  

“The feedback we have received from Boise residents has helped shape the updates the community will see in the new draft. We are shifting from a one-size-fits-all approach to one that recognizes the unique physical characteristics of Boise and promotes diverse neighborhoods. This is a rare opportunity to create development standards that help us achieve a city for everyone,” said Tim Keane, Planning and Development Services Director.  

The city will host three open houses to meet with residents and discuss the updates. Each open house will begin with a short presentation from city staff, followed by Q&A, and an opportunity to speak directly with staff on different aspects of the draft. Residents are encouraged to attend and can RSVP here.  

July 14 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Library! at Hillcrest 

July 18 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Main Library  

July 28 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Quail Hollow Golf Course Club House 

Gary Dufault
Centennial Neighborhood Association