Project Description

The Nebraska Neighborhood Activation began in June 2023. The neighborhood association had been active since the 1970s, but had experienced a change of leadership and dwindling attendance. The Nebraska Neighborhood board is currently planning events, investing in community projects, and rebuilding membership.

What is Neighborhood Activation?

Neighborhood Activation begins with interested residents contacting the City. A City Liaison is assigned to the neighborhood and provides support, resources, and best practices over the course of 12-18 months.

The ultimate goal of Neighborhood Activation is to empower residents to independently manage their neighborhood association.

The City Liaison distributes a survey and conducts interviews of neighborhood residents. The process concludes with a comprehensive written document on neighborhood history, demographics, and data.

Do you live in the Nebraska Neighborhood & want to get involved?

Join the Nebraska Facebook page.

Book an interview to share your experience with a City Employee here.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Wednesday 17 July 2024 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Leesburg Road Extension Public Open House

The City of Fort Wayne Public Works and co-host Fort Wayne Neighborhoods will host a public meeting on Wednesday, July 17, at 6:00 PM to showcase plans for the roundabout and road extension project at VFW Post 857, 2202 W. Main Street.

Thursday 8 August 2024 7:00 pm

Nebraska Neighborhood Association Meeting

Join Nebraska Neighborhood for their next meeting to discuss neighborhood plans & upcoming events!
United Faith Presbyterian Church - 1616 W Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Thursday 12 September 2024 7:00 pm

Nebraska Neighborhood Association Meeting

Join Nebraska Neighborhood for their next meeting to discuss neighborhood plans & upcoming events!
United Faith Presbyterian Church - 1616 W Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Events

In June 2024, the Bloomingdale Neighborhood hosted its first Block Party in several years at Swinney Park West.

Neighborhood residents met their neighbors, played carnival games for prizes, completed a neighborhood survey, and received a free meal from a local food truck.

Nebraska Neighborhood Councilmember Geoff Paddock, FW Fire Department, FW Police Department, and neighborhood member University of Saint Francis attended.

Over 50 neighborhood residents attended, and over 30 surveys were completed in English and Spanish.

Neighborhood board members walked door-to-door to advertise the event with the Neighborhood Planning & Activation Workgroup.

Logo

The Nebraska Neighborhood residents worked with local artist Mariah Knight to develop a neighborhood logo and motto. The logo is inspired by fiber arts in the form of a quilting block, which is a nod to the historic Wayne Knitting Mills

The Nebraska logo is now featured on light pole medallions, which is a part of the High Street CPTED Pilot Area.

Neighborhood Boundary

Nebraska Engagement

Historic photo of Penn Central Train. Text: "Is Nebraska history your history? Share your story. Be featured in neighborhood art. Find out more at Engage.CityofFortWayne.org" with Nebraska logo