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Neighborhood Services Division
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Vision
The Neighborhood Services Division exists to help Joplin neighbors build safe, strong and vibrant neighborhoods. 

Values

The Neighborhood Services Division seeks to build TRUST with Joplin residents, community partners and fellow City staff through:

  • Teamwork
  • Service
  • Follow-through                                                             
  • Communication
  • Collaboration

Strategy

The vision to see safe, strong, and vibrant neighborhoods begins as our division becomes a resource for Joplin neighbors through: 

1. ENFORCEMENT: We enforce city property and nuisance codes through routine inspections, responding to neighbor’s requests, using the court process, abating properties using private contractors, and increasing fines for repeat offenders.

2. EDUCATION: We educate neighbors through City newsletters, flyers/handouts, personal visits, speaking engagements, the City Facebook page, the NS Block Connectors Facebook group, and the Nextdoor social media site.

3. EMPOWERMENT: We empower neighbors through our neighborhood leadership program, quarterly connect events, personal coaching on starting a neighborhood group, engaging individuals, churches and businesses in volunteer opportunities, and working in a focus area (Neighborhood Improvement District). 


Meet the Staff
Char
Southwest Neighborhood Improvement Officer

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Gina 
Northwest Neighborhood Improvement Officer

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Katie
Northeast Neighborhood Improvement Officer

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Ron
Southeast Neighborhood Improvement Officer

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Bet 
Neighborhood Services Clerk

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Stephen 
Neighborhood Services Supervisor

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Code Enforcement Map

The city is divided up into four quadrants (15th Street divides north from south, Main Street divides east from west), with one officer assigned to each area. We rotate officers to a new area of the city on a yearly basis.