The Nextdoor team is excited to welcome a new partner to the Nextdoor neighborhood and celebrate the anniversary of another successful partnership!
On Wednesday, Nextdoor’s Director of Partnerships, Jeremie Beebe, was in Seattle to kick-off our partnership with the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Department.
In a city where more than 97% of the neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor, the partnership with the City and the Police Department will enable residents to communicate directly with their city officials.
The police department plans to use Nextdoor to share everything from crime trends and blotter articles to community policing microplans.
“Nextdoor is unique because, when neighbors connect online, they are more likely to meet in person after connecting on Nextdoor than when they use other social networks,” said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. “And as we know, one of the best ways to improve public safety is to know your neighbors.”
Welcome to the neighborhood, Seattle!
We also celebrated the one year anniversary of our partnership with the City of St. Louis this week! To commemorate last year’s launch, St. Louis President of the Board of Aldermen Lewis Reed held an awards ceremony to recognize St. Louis neighborhoods, ‘Nextdoor Heroes,’ and city employees for their outstanding commitment to building stronger and safer neighborhoods with the help of Nextdoor.
The event was held at the historic Cabanne House in Forest Park and more than 100 Nextdoor St. Louis members were in attendance to accept awards and show their appreciation for their neighbors, the City, and Nextdoor.
Jeremie attended the event to share in the celebration and discuss the success of the partnership. Over the past year, there has been a 160 percent increase in membership, participation amongst St. Louis residents has nearly tripled, and content contribution has nearly doubled. The City has actively shared more than 1,500 informative posts and updates with members.
President Reed and Jeremie recognized more than 40 neighborhoods, ‘Nextdoor Heroes,’ and city employees during the event. Jeremie also presented President Reed with a letter of recognition from Nextdoor’s Co-Founder and CEO, Nirav Tolia, commending him for all he has done to help bring Nextdoor to neighborhoods across St. Louis.
We are honored to have been a part of such a wonderful evening that highlighted the amazing things that can happen when communities combine the power of technology with the power of connected neighbors.
We are grateful to President Reed and the City of St. Louis for the opportunity to play a small role in helping make St. Louis an even better place to call home.
We look forward to all that is to come for Nextdoor in both St. Louis and Seattle!