SALIDA, CA – Stanislaus County’s largest unincorporated community – Salida – announced today that it will be using Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to foster neighbor-to-neighbor and community communication. Salida residents have established private websites for their neighborhoods where they can get to know their neighbors, ask questions, and exchange local advice and recommendations. For example, neighbors use Nextdoor to share information about neighborhood watch and safety issues, local events like the recent Salida Town and Country Festival, school activities, upcoming garage sales, lost pets, and much more.
Nextdoor is free for residents and the community. Nextdoor was specifically designed to make neighbors feel comfortable sharing information with one another to help build stronger communities. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood. Information shared on Nextdoor is password-protected and cannot be accessed by those outside the neighborhood or found on Google or other search engines. In addition, Nextdoor never shares personal information with any third parties. Unlike an email listserv or other online groups, neighbor posts are organized and archived for future reference.
“We believe healthier and more engaged neighborhoods creates stronger communities,” said Katherine Borges, of the Salida Municipal Advisory Council (Salida MAC). “Nextdoor will help create a stronger and safer Salida.”
Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website. Information shared on Nextdoor is only visible to verified members. The Salida MAC will post important information such as meetings and other local events and Salida’s Community Sheriff Deputy can post crime and safety updates to Nextdoor sites within the community. Salida MAC will not be able to access the residents websites, contact information, or content.
“I am really excited to start using Nextdoor to get to know my neighbors,” said Karen Gorne, founder of the ‘Historic Salida’ Nextdoor neighborhood. “I look forward to meeting some of my neighbors for the first time, and I hope it will make us more connected and an even better neighborhood.”
Salida has been mapped into thirteen different neighborhoods. Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address to immediately sign up. If you have questions about your Nextdoor website visit help.nextdoor.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the Salida Community Next Door site.