Ghost of Midnight

… about neighbors, community and Front Porch Forum

Lots of places seeking enhanced sense of community

Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 by No comments yet

Front Porch Forum is focused on its pilot area of Chittenden County, Vermont (greater Burlington).  We’re working on expansion plans too and we’re fielding lots of lovely requests from individuals and communities across North America.  One such note just came in from Michelle in Louisville, KY…

I feel like our neighborhood desperately needs this form of outreach. We need a block watch, a place to hold forums, and other necessary meetings. I believe developing a tight knit community, restoration, getting to know your neighbors, etc. will greatly reduce the amount of recorded and unrecorded crime in my area, as well as produce an atmosphere of ownership and respect.

I look forward to being able to work with all of these places in addressing their needs for neighbor-to-neighbor connection and community building.

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