Being active in your community is a great way to make friends and have an impact on the way the city is run. There are a wide variety of ways be active in your neighborhood, so here are a few ideas on how to start.
Chamber of Commerce: get involved with your local chamber of commerce. The organization is usually made of of business owners, professionals and city workers from your area. This is an excellent way to network and get to know all the wonderful things happening in your community.
Recreation Commission: every city has a recreation commission that helps put on local city events for the parks and rec department. Most recreation commissions are under staffed and always looking for new members. Contact your city hall to find out more info.
Volunteer with the Elderly: your city probably has a senior center looking for volunteers in the community. Get more information from the city hall and volunteer with the elderly.