What Is Our Healthy Neighborhoods Approach?
Dedicated to the strengthening of Canton neighborhoods, we use the "Healthy Neighborhoods” concepts of nationally recognized neighborhood strategist David Boehlke in our revitalization work. Our Healthy Neighborhoods Program features innovative initiatives that build upon neighborhood strengths rather than deficiencies. We strive to promote “neighborhoods of choice” where residents confidently invest their Time, Effort and Money (as TEAM Players) and become actively involved in everyday neighborhood activities. Our approach features four main focus areas:
Physical condition of properties and blocks;
Image & identity of the neighborhood (to residents and to visitors);
Involvement & Investment of residents in their neighborhoods; and
Focus on the Real Estate Market in order to build equity for property owners.
The second Thursday of each month at 5:30pm, Healthy Neighborhoods Manager Matt Belliveau hosts a virtual Healthy Neighborhoods Summit, celebrating all things neighborhoods. Neighborhood leaders and residents are encouraged to attend. Please contact us to RSVP.
Matt Belliveau - Healthy Neighborhoods Manager