The Neighborhood Specialist position exists to assist neighbors in doing great things in their neighborhoods. This city employee supports existing neighborhood groups and assists in the development of new neighborhood organizations, such as neighborhood watch programs. This person also work to assist the Historic Preservation Commission in their goals, and assists with the 353 Tax Abatement program for downtown property owners.

Recently, the city brought Laura Mize on staff to serve in the Neighborhood Specialist position. “I’d love the hear what great things you would like to do in your neighborhood and help create a plan to make it happen!” said Laura.