Republic Neighbor Project

Neighboring takes effort. It takes purposeful planning and time. But the benefits are both personal and for our community.

As part of the new "neighboring" project that launched in Republic  on National Good Neighbor Day (Sept. 28), MU Extension is providing an easy to use chart that can help you get to know and remember your neighbors. Neighbor chart (PDF) 

Bonus: Ash Grove Neighbor Chart (PDF) | Willard Neighbor Chart (PDF)

How to Use Neighboring Chart

Here is a video explanation on how to use the neighboring chart.

 

How to Support Neighboring Project

You can support this neighboring effort, both its continuance and its expansion, with a donation to the Greene County Extension Council. Donations can be made online or by sending a check to 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, Mo. 65807. If you own a business and would like help sponsor the effort, please email David Burton.

Give us Feedback

Once you have used the neighboring chart we want to hear about your experience. Give us your feedback online via this survey.

Starting a Neighborhood Watch Program

For information on developing a neighborhood watch program contact Lieutenant Jamie Burks, Republic City Police Department, Tel: (417) 732-3964 or email jburks@republicmo.com. Neighborhood watch meetings can be scheduled so attendees learn about neighborhood safety and steps to keep your home and property safe.

Booking a Speaker on Being a Good Neighbor

To schedule an educational program, or for more details on how to begin the process of neighboring in Republic, contact: David Burton, county engagement specialist, University of Missouri Extension — Greene County, Tel: (417) 881-8909 or email burtond@missouri.edu. Presentations are available on the topic of neighboring as community development as well as other educational topics provided by MU Extension.

Kum and Go Learning Sessions

Informal learning groups will be held between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., starting Friday, Sept 27 and then every Friday in October at the Kum and Go at Hwy 60 and Hwy MM. This are come and go events where we will discuss how to neighbor, share success stories, and talk about challenges. You are welcome to attend every week. 

Expanding to your City

With partners and sponsors, this neighboring project can be expanded to your city. Key partners to involve include the city council or city administration, Chamber of Commerce, school district, neighborhood groups, park board and the ministerial alliance.

David Burton can speak to formally or informally to interested parties, help coordinate meetings, and provide necessary materials in support of this community development effort.