The city of Boise is pursuing funding through COMPASS, our metropolitan planning organization, to continue development of concepts for bicycle and pedestrian facilities on Eagle Road.
We need your experience, your skills, and your passion. Get involved! 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 keep people aware of the benefits of participating in our Neighborhood Association.
Artwork / Signage / Photography/Posters etc. – Assist with artwork and other graphics for the website, posters, and flyers.
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 – See Below:
New Library – work with other CTNA members, the board, and others to grow a consensus on the need for a Boise western library
Parks 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 especially important issue and provide to CTNA
Redistricting City Council – stay close to this especially important issue and provide updates to CTNA membership
Streets and walkways Lead – Safety, speed, signage, access.
Safety and Crime Lead – Stay connected with BPD Contact officers. Monitor social media posts. Work with Neighborhood Watch captains
Newsletter– It would be great if we had a newsletter that kept people up to date on CTNA
Next door 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 – creating meeting announcements, surveys and other enhancements for our association
Recording Secretary – Frees up Board Secretary during meetings to participate in meeting discussion more actively. (Does not need to be a board member)
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
At the October 2022 Annual Meeting the following CTNA members were elected to serve on the board and at a subsequent meeting officer positions were established for the coming year:
Gary Dufault – President
Larry Ice – Vice President
Rob Leavitt – Treasurer
Joe LaGue – Secretary
We just received this post from Boise’s Energize program. Of course, residential property values have skyrocketed these past few years but the real drivers of your property tax bill are the spending/budgets of our taxing districts.
Your CTNA urges you to open or download the City of Boise’s “proposed” budget at – cityofboise.org/budget. It is both detailed and informative!
MAYOR MCLEAN PRESENTS PROPOSED 2023 BUDGET
The proposed FY 2023 budget for the General Fund totals $306,028,033 including $15.2 million in federal recovery money and will be presented at the Boise City Council Budget Workshop on Tuesday, June 28 at 8 a.m.
“As always, we are focused on caring for the people of this city. This budget provides property tax relief for homeowners and directs resources to keep our city safe, make homes more affordable, grow our economy, take climate action, and ensure we care for our families while giving back to our unique and welcoming community,” said Mayor Lauren McLean. “Now more than ever, we must support all the people of Boise to ensure we’re truly a city for everyone.”
You can view highlights of the proposed FY 2023 budget as well as download the full budget book at cityofboise.org/budget.
The public is encouraged to participate by watching the budget workshop online. Details are available here: https://www.cityofboise.org/…/city-council-work-session-2/
Residents are also invited to give feedback at the Boise City Council budget public hearing on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at City Hall. Residents can opt to participate virtually by providing testimony via Zoom. Details are available here https://www.cityofboise.org/…/2022/july/city-council-1/
The city will also accept feedback in advance of the public hearing. This feedback will be shared with the mayor and Boise City Council. Feedback must be submitted by noon on Monday, July 18. You can submit your feedback at https://www.cityofboise.org/budget
A good example of purpose for CTNA: Eagle Road comes to mind. One could say “A River Runs Through It”. Our neighborhoods are bisected by one of the busiest corridors in Idaho. How can we make it become all that it can be?
There are many key stakeholders in our section of Hwy 55 as it courses from The City of Eagle south beyond I-84. Among these are the cities of Boise, Meridian and Eagle, Ada County Highway District, Idaho Transportation Department, major subdivisions, countless businesses, thousands of commuters and, of course, the members and constituency of the Centennial Neighborhood Association.
CTNA gives us an opportunity to build consensus and bring a potent voice to the table. This example is figuratively representative of our many prospective purposes.
We are asking you to become a contributor to our travels on the road ahead.
A Neighborhood Associations (NA) primary function is to work with the city towards the common goal of creating strong “vibrant” communities. This can include:
- Creating Neighborhood Events
- Building or Improving shared spaces
- Learning about and informing neighbors of new plans and developments
- Providing a voice for the future of our communities with the city
- And so much more
Without an NA the neighborhood would lose the ability to gain city grants and funding for events and projects as well as significant representation at city hearings.
Quarterly board meetings are open to all residents, business owners and people who may not live within CTNA but work within its boundaries. Regular board meetings are held on the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October (Annual Meeting)
To participate in your Centennial Neighborhood Association more fully, it is necessary to be a “registered” voting member (see bylaw excerpt below). At the upcoming April 20th meeting it is anticipated that there may be one or more issues requiring a formal “Membership” vote.
Please send your email to email@example.com with the following information:
Name ____________________ Req
Address with zip _____________________ Req
Membership Status ______ Resident _____ Business Owner __bus name and location_______ Property Owner _______________ Req
Nonprofit Representative (name of nonprofit) ____________________ Req
Email address _____________ Be the first to know of issues and events by being on Centennial’s email list
Phone number ___________
Article 2: Membership, Voting, Dues
Section A: Membership Eligibility. Membership is open to residents, property owners, business owners, and representatives of nonprofit organizations located within the Association boundaries. In no event shall any person be eligible for more than one membership. . .
Voting. In order to be eligible to vote, a resident must sign their name and address on the Official Membership List. The Official Membership List shall be available at all meetings. Each member is entitled to one vote. There shall be no voting by proxy. Except as otherwise noted, a simple majority vote is needed to adopt any action presented to the general membership.
The Neighborhood Data Almanac provides data snapshots about residents, households, and the built and natural environments for the geographic boundaries of each of Boise’s registered neighborhood associations. All of the data provided in the almanac serves as a touchpoint for any individual interested in better understanding the general composition of each neighborhood and, by extension, helps the city and residents better address the needs of each neighborhood.
Centennial Neighborhood Association
View the Complete Almanac https://www.cityofboise.org/programs/energize/neighborhood-almanac/
About the Park
Cottonwood Park is a small neighborhood 8-acre park located in west Boise. Amenities include a walking path, open play areas, playground and basketball courts.
The playground features include climbing walls and a finger maze to promote tactile based play, bells for auditory stimulation, binoculars for visual play and equipment designed to encourage children of all abilities to explore. Ten-foot swings and a Ten Spin inclusive motion spinner also promote social play at Cottonwood Park. In addition, a special bonded rubber fall material was installed underneath the playground – the surface is easy to navigate for people who use assistive mobility devices and provides a soft surface for all playground users.