Neighborhoods are the building blocks of any community. Olathe is no exception. In the fall of 2006, the City of Olathe and the Department of Neighborhood and Human Services hosted an initial Congress of Neighborhoods forum event. This community program provides an opportunity for education and communication to our neighborhoods, and facilitates feedback from the neighborhoods to the City and community leaders.
The fundamental goal of this important initiative is to bring residents and neighborhoods together to address common issues in order to build a community of excellence.
The Congress of Neighborhoods targets neighborhood leaders and representatives throughout the community as a main point of communication and interaction between neighborhood residents and the City of Olathe. This group consists of current presidents and board members of local Home Owners and Neighborhood Associations (HOA's) and other active neighborhood groups throughout the City at Large.
This bi-annual event provides an open forum between neighborhood leaders and staff, and assembles resources and programs available to enhance the quality and livability throughout Olathe’s neighborhoods.
Neighborhood network opportunities are also available including City department booths for display and program information, and City staff representatives are on hand to address any neighborhood questions or concerns on site.