September 14th Meeting

WBNA was approached by Citizens for Better Transportation who offered to present their case for a ballot item that would increase vehicle registration fees intended to keep up with growth in Ada County.

WBNA strives to not take sides on political debate. With that said, our guests last night had interesting things to say about the future transportation challenges in Ada County, I feel it is worth our time to educate ourselves.

Citizens for Better Transportation is a group of pedestrian and bicycle safety advocates, ACHD Commissioners, builders, developers, engineers, lawyers and others concerned about the future of Ada County.


Visioning Event Tomorrow September 12th


We are holding these visioning events with Energize our Neighborhoods to collect the desires of our neighborhood.
This is an important first step on the path to addressing the needs and desires of our slice of Boise on the West Bench.

Please join us Wed, September 12, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

King of Glory Lutheran Church at 3430 N Maple Grove Rd (map)

Picnic shelter update

The poll is complete and you have spoken! Of 88 votes The Chelsea choice has been chosen by 10 votes.

I think this shelter will look great at Fairmont Park for years to come.

Choose our new Shelter for Fairmont Park

Please Vote! Poll closes on Aug 1st

We have 2 options for picnic shelters

  • Chelsea 20 X 24' (56%, 49 Votes)
  • Arch 20' X 21' (44%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 88

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Chelsea 20 X 24 feet

Arch 20 X 21 Feet


Grants announced

At Fairmont Park today Boise Neighborhoods were rewarded for their hard work with the current round of Neighborhood Investment Grants.

Read the full press release here

Work at Spaulding scheduled for August 2nd

I wanted to pass along a correspondence that I had with our new project manager for Spaulding Ranch.

Here is that excerpt from Trevor Kesner

I wanted to reach out and let you, and the neighborhood association know about this upcoming project, because I am certain folks will notice workers on-site. It is important to convey to everyone that the contractor is a licensed and bonded Asbestos mitigation specialist, and there is absolutely no health risk to neighbors of Spaulding Ranch. It is also very important to let folks know that the hazardous materials being removed have no historic value, and will not affect, nor alter any of the original, historic features of the home or any ancillary buildings.

Share your Photos! What makes West Bench Great!

Energize Our Neighborhoods and the City of Boise want to highlight the things you and your neighbors love most about your neighborhood by featuring photos that showcase its unique attributes – anything from a landmark to a celebration.

We will choose winners weekly, and in addition to being featured on City channels, participants will be eligible to win a family package to Zoo Boise or IceWorld.

Here are the specifics on participating:

·         To enter, please submit a photo via email to or post a photo to your Instagram feed or Facebook page with the hashtag #ENERGIZEBOI.


·         We will choose photos each week to feature on the City of Boise Facebook and Instagram pages, the City of Boise weekly newsletter, “In the Know,” and in a slideshow to be shown at the Energize Boise Celebration in September.


·         Participants will be eligible to win a family package to Zoo Boise or IceWorld

Energize on Public Radio

Energize on Public Radio (LINK) Nikki telling Boise about Energize our Neighborhoods.

Boise National Street Service shareback event

Join us for food, drinks and merriment as we showcase and celebrate the work that our Boise National Street Service Volunteers completed in the spring. Volunteers have been working across the city to change the way we talk about our streets and public spaces. During this event, we will share the work they have done, what we have learned and how we can move forward together to make Boise streets a better place for everyone. Please join us to be part of the conversation.


Register HERE



West Bench Neighborhood Accosiation


WEDNESDAY JUNE 13th, 2018 | 5:30-7:00 P.M. | FAIRMONT PARK | 7925 W NORTHVIEW ST


  • All West Bench residents are invited to a Visioning Event for the West Bench Neighborhood. Come tell us what your ideal neighborhood looks like and learn about the City of Boise’s Energize Our Neighborhoods initiative.
  • Get involved to help identify future projects and programs for your neighborhood.


  • A visioning event brings neighborhood residents together to develop           a shared vision for where they live, work and play.
  • No idea is too big or small – the goal is to think creatively and passionately about future investments that support the neighborhood’s shared vision.

To learn more about the visioning event, please contact Nikki Drake at 208/570-6849 or



Energize Our Neighborhoods is a community collaboration to help make our neighborhoods unique and desirable. By aligning resources, we can improve livability and make measurable change.