Nextdoor – social network for neighborhoods
Join your Kansas City neighborhood on www.Nextdoor.com.
Nextdoor is a free and private social network for neighborhoods. On Nextdoor, residents create websites for their neighborhoods where they can ask questions, get to know one another, exchange local recommendations and share important safety information. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor. Information shared on Nextdoor is password-protected and cannot be accessed by search engines.
The City uses Nextdoor to share news, safety alerts, neighborhood events and services. The City has a limited presence: officials can send out messages but cannot view residents’ personal information or any content within the individual Nextdoor websites.
More than 100 Kansas City neighborhoods already use Nextdoor for the following:
- Find trustworthy local resources, such as babysitters, plumbers and dentists
- Report suspicious activity and local crime through virtual neighborhood watch
- Organize neighborhood events, such as garage sales and block parties
- Get assistance to find lost pets and missing packages
- Promote items for sale/free and inquire about items for purchase.
The City of Kansas City uses Nextdoor for community engagement, just as the City communicates with residents using Facebook, Twitter, Nixle and other social media platforms. The partnership with Nextdoor includes accounts managed by the Police Department, the Mayor’s Office and the City Communications Office. This enables the City to send messages dealing with public safety and City services, and each message can be targeted to specific neighborhoods, groups of neighborhoods, or council districts.
Read the news release for quotes and other details.
To join your private neighborhood social network, please visit www.nextdoor.com to get started.