November 2019 Newsletter

We need you! Our next meeting is November 7th from 7 – 8 pm 

Library at Collister (shopping center) in the Sycamore Room You’ll be brainstorming new Neighborhood Improvement Projects (learn more) we want to apply for in 2020 and helping us set our priorities for the upcoming year.

Neighborhood Survey

Dear Collister residents,
Your volunteer Collister Neighborhood Association is working hard to serve the community. This year that included:

  1. Holding regular quarterly meetings – the next one is Thursday, Nov 7 (see details above);
  2. Expanding food choices and kids’ activities for our annual picnic;
  3. Securing grants for a neighborhood sidewalk extension, a history research study and new branding for our signs (all in progress);
  4. Conducting a neighborhood evaluation tour on Collister Drive to submit to ACHD as recommendations for improvement;
  5. Developing a brand new website with targeted email lists to keep residents informed on planning and zoning, development concerns, and committees (see email prefernce below);
  6. Conducting a survey of our residents concerning the Eyrie Terrace development proposal and opposing their plan to shave off the tops of the foothills to build large homes on property adjacent to the Harrison to Hollow Reserve;
  7. Hosting a citywide Neighborhood Association leaders meeting to determine what issues can best be addressed by all associations working together; and
  8. Representing the neighborhood’s interests at City Hall, Ada County Commission, ACHD and more.

While we’re excited about our progress, we know that there are always ways we can enhance our efforts. Please give us your feedback on the neighborhood survey that is open now for the month of November. It will help us refine and expand our efforts for 2020 and help ensure that we are representing our broader community’s needs and interests. As always, we welcome your participation and look forward to seeing you Thursday, November 7th at 7 pm at the Library at Collister.  We’ll serve refreshments and discuss our neighborhood improvement grant ideas in depth there.

Thank you for your help!
Your Collister Neighborhood Association

Suzanne Stone, president and grants/history chair
Sarah Taylor, vice president and transportation chair
Sarah Thueson, secretary and communications chair
Tim Wilmorth, treasurer and events chair
Ester Ceja, at large member and planning and zoning chair
Claire Fenton, at large member and arts chair

Neighborhood Survey Link

Election this Tuesday, Nov 3

Voting information is available in the City of Boise website:
Make sure to scroll down to see all voting location information and who is running for each position.


Scarecrow Contest Winners!

We had some amazing entries for the 2019 Collister Neighborhood Scarecrow Contest! Thank you to all who participated by making a scarecrow and by voting for your favorites. It was great to see so much creativity and participation this year. We hope you had a great time. The winning scarecrows for 2019 are Gettin’ HitchedHappy Minion-Ween, and Scary Crow. Congratulations!


How will life change in the next 5, 10, or even 30 years? Help plan for the future of the Treasure Valley. Take a short 5-minute survey to share how you see life changing over the next 30 years — it’s quick, it’s easy, and it will make a difference! How to participate:

City of Boise Meeting Schedule

To view City of Boise meeting schedule go to:
Online City of Boise meeting schedule