The NENA Annual Meeting and Board Election will be via Zoom on Tuesday, October 27th, at 7pm. All who live, work or own property or a business in the North End are welcome and encouraged to attend. The link to the meeting will be posted here Tuesday morning.

Election: This being an even-numbered year, NENA’s bylaws require a vote on six of the board’s eleven director seats. As many as five incumbents in those seats may ask for a new two-year term and have a yes/no vote on their retention. The last one of the six seats is currently open. That seat, and any of the others that are open after the retention vote, will then be filled through a second vote. Retention requests, nominations and all voting will happen at this meeting. Incumbents and nominees will each have 2-3 minutes to share their vision for the North End and why they want to be on the NENA Board.

Eligibility: Every effort has been made to create a simple and secure voting process. Members (residents, owners, and anyone employed within NENA’s boundaries) will need to be present on the call and certify their eligibility to vote. NENA’s bylaws do not allow any voting by proxy.

Tech Note: Wherever possible, members should join using a computer, rather than a phone or tablet, and each member should join on a separate device. This will make the voting process easier to navigate and faster for everyone.

Early Nominations: Any member can nominate themselves or another member at the meeting to serve on NENA’s board. Declaring your nomination early, however, will help us prepare for our first-ever online election. Please send known nominations to board@northendboise.org. Thanks!

Hyde Park Street Fair Gear is Here! T-shirts and other HPSF gear now available at Sun Ray Cafe in Hyde Park! Get your stickers, posters, stainless insulated pints, and insulated water bottles with Fair logos. Proceeds will help cover income lost to Covid cancellation and keep NENA programs going until next year.


The First Annual North End Boise Halloween Tour

Concerns for Community Health and Safety Lead to Fun New Traditions

Halloween on Harrison Boulevard in the historic North End neighborhood is one of Boise’s most beloved fall traditions. A typical year sees thousands of little ghouls and goblins knocking on doors and collecting candy, as kids and families from across the Treasure Valley join in the spooky fun.

Thanks to the creativity of a few North End neighbors, those who do not feel safe trick-or-treating or handing out candy in the midst of a pandemic will have a fun new event and fundraiser to look forward to October 23rd through 30th: the First Annual North End Halloween Tour! More info at… Facebook | Website | Press Release


The NENA Aid Program: Get or Grow Community Support

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The North End Neighborhood Association will play a significant role to mitigate the local effects of the current crisis. Though NENA is obviously identified with the North End, we are also part of the wider Boise community and will not restrict our efforts to the North End.

NENA will act as an aggregator. We do not claim to have the experience or resources to offer our own community service programs, so we will raise and allocate funding to partners with excellent frontline service efforts.

So far, NENA has raised almost $10,000 and distributed over $32,000, drawing on its own reserves, to support a ...
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