Community Engagement

The Valparaiso Community Engagement Department is responsible for 1) cultivating safe, vibrant neighborhoods; 2) increasing community outreach and partnerships; and 3) leadership development and getting more diverse groups involved. This department can be your resource to learn more about what is happening with the city and opportunities to get involved.  This department aims to further connect neighborhoods and advance inclusion in our community by building partnerships and uniting people.

Community Initiatives

Neighborhood Services

There are a number of resources available to neighborhood groups. The Community Engagement Department is your partner when considering what services would work best for you and what additional services might be helpful for the city to pursue. 

Neighborhood Workshops 

The Community Engagement Department hosts quarterly Neighborhood Workshops in an effort to inform and educate neighborhood associations and groups.  Representatives from neighborhood groups are invited to attend the Workshops to connect, learn from each other and become more familiar with available neighborhood services. 

Past Workshops:

In October 2020, the Community Engagement Department, in partnership with City Attorney Patrick Lyp, hosted an HOA Academy.  Topics covered included: what is a homeowners association, the value of an HOA in your neighborhood, HOA terms and definitions, overview of HOA laws and how to start an HOA in your neighborhood.  View the presentation slides or watch he HOA Academy recording to learn more.

  1. Maggie Clifton 2023

    Maggie Clifton

    Director of Community Engagement