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Davenport’s Good Neighbor Project Registers 60 Neighborhoods in First Year
Posted on 01/06/2021
Davenport’s Good Neighbor Project Registers 60 Neighborhoods in First Year

January 6, 2021 – 64 neighborhoods have joined the Davenport Good Neighbor Project during the program’s first year. The Good Neighbor Project is a joint partnership between the City’s Community and Economic Development Department and the Davenport Police Department and is designed to help neighbors connect with each other and foster community engagement.

The Good Neighbor Project was launched in January 2020 by Sergeant Andrew Harris with the Davenport Police Department and Nevada Lemke, Community Development Analyst with the Community and Economic Development Department, in response to community interest in Neighborhood Watch programs. Both Harris and Lemke realized there was a larger opportunity to engage neighborhoods outside of the traditional Neighborhood Watch programs. 

“Neighborhood Watch programs are often reactive and singularly focused on crime in neighborhoods, but we have seen that when neighborhoods organize themselves proactively through the Good Neighbor Project to get to know their neighbors and create meaningful relationships with them, they are then able to make a much bigger impact in their community,” said Sergeant Harris. 

The Good Neighbor Project enhances natural crime prevention, encourages community engagement, and empowers and stabilizes neighborhoods. Good Neighbor Project neighborhoods work with the City to address issues that may arise, such as speeding, infrastructure requests, and park development. 

“Over the past year, the Good Neighbor Project has empowered the City’s neighborhoods to become involved in their community in a meaningful way and help neighbors find solutions to issues that they may see arise,” said Nevada Lemke. 

Residents interested in joining the Good Neighbor Project or to learn more, visit