Chaired by Chief Tom DaRé of the Garden Grove Police Department, the Neighborhood Improvement Committee (NIC) is comprised of approximately 15 staff members who represent the various departments within the City. The Goals of the Neighborhood Improvement Committee are to:
- Coordinate neighborhood meetings and communication
- Explore alternative ways to address neighborhood issues
- Develop strategies to address the physical improvement and social concerns of key neighborhoods
PLANTING SEEDS OF HOPE PROJECT: 2018 HELEN PUTMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER
In April of 2016, the committee shifted its focus from short-term, small-scale residential projects, to a more long-term, large-scale outlook that targets areas containing both residential and commercial zones. After extensive research of crime trends, community issues, and commercial redevelopment opportunities located within the CDBG designated areas, the NIC selected the Palma Vista/ El Dorado neighborhood and commercial center located at Euclid Street and Katella Avenue as our target area to improve.