Thursday, August 14, 2014

UG announces partnership with neighborhood social network


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- The Unified Government of Wyandotte County has announced a partnership with Nextdoor in an effort to increase communication between neighborhoods in Wyandotte County.

Nextdoor is a private social network for neighborhoods.

According to UG Mayor/CEO Mark Holland, the partnership will enable the UG's departments to build strong relationships with residents in Wyandotte County.

“Today, we are excited to officially partner with Nextdoor,” said Mayor Mark Holland. “Nextdoor will provide residents with more avenues to easily and effectively connect with city departments, and each other, about the things that matter most to their communities.”

Currently, 25 neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kan., use the network. With today's news, that will only grow.

More information from a UG news release:
With Nextdoor, residents can join private neighborhood websites to share information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services, and even lost pets. 
UG departments will be able to post information, such as important news, services, programs, public events, and emergency and safety notifications to Nextdoor websites within the city.

Nextdoor is free for residents and the UG. Each Kansas City neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents who verify that they live in the neighborhood. 
Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor websites and UG Departments will not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information, or content. Information shared on Nextdoor is password protected and cannot be accessed by Google or other search engines.

Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit and enter their address. 
If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit