The City’s new team of Neighborhood Ambassadors started their training schedule this week. The team consists of a Neighborhood Ambassador Supervisor and four Neighborhood Ambassadors who will work proactively to assist residents, share information, and serve as an alternative first contact model focused on engagement and education. Over the next two weeks they will complete eighty hours of training. A key part of this training includes working with other Neighborhood Services Department team members and City staff to lead and support community events.
The Neighborhood Ambassadors program is a pilot project that will operate year-round, primarily Tuesdays through Saturdays during afternoon and evening hours. The Neighborhood Ambassadors will help address safety and wellness concerns at a neighborhood-based level in partnership with residents, workers and visitors, in neighborhoods and commercial districts throughout the city.