Did you know that getting to know your neighbors is one of the best ways for you to fight crime? It’s true. A neighborhood that is connected and communicates is more likely to recognize suspicious activity and look out for one another.
That’s why, each August, Happy Valley hosts a special National Night Out (NNO) event, bringing together neighbors, local police officers, emergency responders and other City representatives. Having these people in one place is a great way to share contact information, bring up issues and generally get to know one another.
The NNO event in Happy Valley is a bit unique. Rather than having one large event, we encourage neighborhoods and HOAs to host block parties. Parties that are registered with the City of Happy Valley receive a free “party package” that includes up to 100 hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and water. The Happy Valley Police, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, and Clackamas Fire District make a point to visit as many parties as they can. Children are encouraged to check out their emergency vehicles and rigs, test out the sirens, and ask lots of questions. Adults are too, for that matter! Your City Councilors, City staff and members of the Traffic & Public Safety Committee will also drop by your festivities with prizes for the kids and crime prevention tips and hand-outs for the adults.
It’s a great evening and gets better each year – last year 25 neighborhoods in Happy Valley participated!
Please help us continue to grow this event and keep crime out of our community!
Date: Tuesday, August 7 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Application deadline is August 1.
The registration information and application form can be found here.
Is your neighborhood not hosting a party? To join an open party near you, contact Stephani Hern at firstname.lastname@example.org for party host information.