Nextdoor Celebrates Two Years of Connecting Neighbors in San José; Partners with the City of Richmond

Today, Nextdoor celebrated an important milestone with the City of San José. Two years ago, we partnered with the City to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. Now, a total of six city agencies, including the Mayor’s Office, the Police Department, the Fire Department, Parks and Recreation, the Department of Emergency Services, and all 10 city council districts use Nextdoor to share important information with residents.

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 5.03.02 PMFrom left: Nextdoor Head of Communications Kelsey Grady, Nextdoor Co-Founder Sarah Leary, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, Shane Patrick Connolly with District 10, and Nextdoor San Jose member Andrew Lloyd

Since the partnership launched two years ago, adoption of Nextdoor in San José has risen dramatically. More than 360 neighborhoods, representing 84% of the City of San José, have launched Nextdoor websites, and membership has increased more than 900%!

To mark the anniversary and the progress that has been made, Mayor Chuck Reed and District 8 Councilmember Rose Herrera presented a proclamation to Nextdoor at the City Council Meeting.

We are honored to play a small role in helping the City of San José connect with its residents.

Nextdoor Announcement Richmond

From left: Richmond resident Ames Russell, Nextdoor Senior City Strategist Joseph Porcelli, Mayor Jones, Chief Tarasovic, and Andreas Addison celebrate the announcement.

The Richmond Police Department is taking crime-fighting high-tech! This morning, in a press conference led by Mayor Jones and Chief Tarasovic, the Richmond Police Department announced their partnership with Nextdoor to help improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications, as well as help implement virtual neighborhood watch.

Now, the Police Department can post crime and safety updates, event details, and other hyperlocal information to more than 50 Richmond neighborhoods already using Nextdoor.

The Richmond Police Department is the first government agency in the greater Richmond area to partner with Nextdoor. They join other innovative cities in Virginia, including Virginia Beach, Front Royal, and James City County, who are also using Nextdoor to help build stronger and safer communities to call home.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Richmond!

Interested in connecting with your local government on Nextdoor? Contact us here.

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