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West Valley Neighborhood Association

--One of Boise’s Finest Neighborhoods

We've got our own domain now - please bookmark it! westvalleyboise.org


In accordance with the Articles of Incorporation, dated December 15, 1993, the purposes for which the Corporation was organized include "to identify neighborhood problems and needs, to assist in the development and implementation of programs which respond to these problems and needs, and to provide an ongoing opportunity for citizen participation in the decision-making processes of government in a positive and productive manner."


You can now email the entire Board by using this westvalleyna@gmail.com link!

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Location of Parks/Schools in WVNA!


Greetings neighbors!

We wanted to be sure your neighborhood association has seen our candidate forum bringing in ACHD District 3 and Ada County Commissioners to the Library! downtown on Monday October 22nd, 7 p.m.

Please join us! Please share with your neighbors!



Ustick in Bloom and Farmer's Market planning session(s)

a planning session is being put together for next summer’s Ustick celebration and the Farmer’s Market at Redwood Park. We will be scheduling the first meeting sometime after July 4. Email the Board if you're interested in participating/helping.

The meeting room for the Aug 28 and Nov 28 Board meetings isn't available

We've tentatively reserved the 22nd of Aug and the 29th of Nov 7-9 pm in the Bitterbrush Room, Library! Ustick & Cole

Plan to attend Public Town Hall meeting with Boise City Council on April 11, 2018 at Firestation #4

See Page for more info

Plan now to attend the Ustick In Bloom Neighborhood Event - May 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm!

For more info - see this link also this page https://www.livboise.org/liv-stories/2018/ustick-in-bloom/


Recent Updates

Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve Habitat Project

The City of Boise, in conjunction with the Boise River Enhancement Network, is holding three volunteer days at Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve to plant indiginous species for wildlife habitat improvement on October 23,25 and 27, 2018. See http://www.boiseriverenhancement.org/boise-river/hyatt-hidden-lakes-reserve-habitat-project/ for more information. You can volunteer to plant native plants that will enhance the upland habitat. More than a year of effort has gone into reducing invasive plants at the unique urban reserve and growing plants from seeds collected at Hyatt. Now it's time to get the native plants in the ground. Please sign up to join the fun on one or more of the community planting days, October 23, 25 and 27. Registration is requested.

Ustick in Bloom Event and Dedication a huge success!

If you missed it, we're hoping to do it again next year and maybe establish it as an annual event. The dedication was well attended, as well. Steve Nelson from the West Capital neighborhood area video'd the dedication. You can find the video at https://youtu.be/ciH-AE_-680. The details of the event in the park are on the website below. The whole event went as planned with the exception of the movie in the park. Within five minutes of the movie screen (an inflatable one) being raised the wind came up to an unacceptable level for safety and it had to be brought down and the movie cancelled. Thanks to all who came and participated and to the City who setup and planned this event!

WVNA Board Meeting Apr 18, 2018 at 7pm Bitterbrush room of the Library! Ustick & Cole

See Agenda and Draft Minutes

Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve Habitat Project Open House and Special Presentation on Traditional Uses of Native Plants by Roger Rosentreter

March 7, 2018 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center, 11818 W Joplin Road, Boise 83714
click here for more information

The WVNA held its Annual meeting and election of officers on Tues 2/6/18.

Officers for the cy 2018: President: Jim Szatkowski; and Secy/Treas: Jaq Cook. No new Board members were elected, but all existing members agreed to continue on the Board for another year.

2018 Board meetings (4th Tuesday of month noted at Cole/Ustick Library!):
Feb 6
Apr 18 (4th Wednesday!)
Aug 28
Nov 28

Board meeting and Annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 @7pm - Library! Cole&Ustick

Agenda. Meeting Minutes, Presidents Report, Treasurers Report

2018 Annual Meeting announced!

We will meet at the Ustick and Cole Library! on Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 for our Annual Meeting. All residents within the boundaries of the West Valley Neighborhood association are invited!

Candidate Forum at Boise Bicycle Project 1027 S Lusk is on OCT 3, 2017

Come listen to the candidate's explain their positions and why you should vote for them!

Board Meeting (all invited) at Ustick Library!

Oct 2, 2017 is the next Board meeting at the library. Starting at 7 pm.

West Valley Neighborhood Visioning Event at Jullion Park

On Tues Aug 1 2017 6-8 pm at Julion Park 3901 N. Jullion Wy. Boise, Idaho, the Neighborhood and Boise City will have an event to help select what we want our neighborhood to look like! See the Facebook Event Invite for more information. Of note, it is also the National Night Out night being recognized by Boise PD

Board Meeting (all invited) at Ustick Library!

Feb 28, 2017 is the next Board meeting at the library. Starting at 7 pm.

Feb 2017 Minutes

2016 Annual Meeting

The WVNA held it's annual meeting on 11-22-16 at the Ustick/Cole Library! Officers for the cy 2017: President: Dick Mentz; VP: Jim Szatkowski; and Secy/Treas: Kaye Prime. No new Board members were elected, but all existing members agreed to continue on the Board for another year.

2017 Board meetings (4th Tuesday of month noted at Cole/Ustick Library!):
Feb 28
May 23 cancelled - (4/27th instead)
Aug 22
Nov 28

Board Meeting held on Sept 27, 2016

Read the minutes of the meeting held at the Ustick-Cole Library!

Ustick Townsite Beautification Project Website LIVE!

You can now click on http://usticktownsite.org/ to see what's new!


Since FS#10 is no longer available for meetings, we've shifted to the Cole/Ustick Library! for our meetings. They are closed on Mondays, so we'll be meeting on the 4th Tuesdays from now on. The next meeting at Cole & Ustick Library! is on Tuesday 9/27/16 at 7 pm.


The meeting of the WVNA Board will be on Monday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the fire station 2515 S. 5 Mile Rd, on 5 Mile between Overland and Victory. Note this is a different location than in the past.

WVNA Board scheduled their Meetings for the remainder of 2015 and for 2016 on Monday, 10/19/15.

They met on Nov 16 and 23 for the Annual Meeting and Organizational Meetings respectively

 They will meet at Fire Station #10 at McMillan and Cloverdale at 7 pm on:
and will meet on the fourth Mondays of the following months:
January, March, July, September 2016 and
on the Monday after the annual meeting in Nov 2016 (date tbd)

2016 Annual Meeting announced!

We will meet at the Ustick and Cole Library! on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 for our Annual Meeting. All residents within the boundaries of the West Valley Neighborhood association are invited!

Boise Parks & Recreation invites citizens to attend and provide input for the Ann Morrison Park Master Plan update.

The meeting will begin at 6 pm, Thursday, July 14th at Ann Morrison Park, Old Timers Shelter, 1104 Royal Blvd. The Old Timers Shelter is located in the northeast corner of the park; accessed from the Royal Blvd entrance.

The Ann Morrison Park Master Plan has not been updated since the park was developed in 1959. The intent of the meeting is to solicit input on current and future park uses, park layout, traffic pattern, parking, entry and wayfinding signs, interaction with the Boise River, and existing and future amenities.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you can fill out our online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AMPmasterplan (Open through July 25th), email comments to Tom Governale, Superintendent of Parks/Project Manager, at tgovernale@cityofboise.org or call (208) 608-7624.

If you have a disability requiring reasonable accommodations to Boise Parks & Recreation facilities, information or programs, please call 208-608-7600 forty eight (48) hours prior to this meeting. Telecommunications Device for the Hearing Impaired (TDD & TTY) is also available by dialing 1-800-377-3529.

You are invited to the Ustick Townsite Beautification Project Proposal & Intro to Energize our Neighborhoods Event

When: Thursday, June 23, 2016 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: Comba Park, 2995 N Five Mile Rd, Boise, ID 83713 Map of Comba Park

Join us for a community outreach event in Comba Park. This event will give us an opportunity to share the Ustick Townsite concept design with neighbors, community sponsors and business partners who live in the Ustick Townsite impact area and to answer questions about the project.

Feel free to bring a lawn chair and any historic photos of Ustick Townsite that you may have. Refreshments will be provided compliments of Ustick Albertsons store.

You are invited to a presentation on April 6th to learn about current federal transportation funding and what it means for transportation in the Treasure Valley. Location: Empire Building, 10th /Idaho, Downtown Boise. Refreshments @ 5:00 PM, presentation 5:30 -6:30 PM See the flyer at FAST Flyer April 6 2016

The Board met on March 28, 2016 at the FS #11. See the Draft Minutes of 3-28-16

See the Latest Update from Boise Police/Fire: December News

2015 Annual Meeting and Election of Officers for 2015-16 Meetings held

The Board met on 11-23-15 (draft minutes) and elected Dick Menz, President; Jim Szatkowski, Vice Pres; Kaye Prime, Secretary; and Colin Day, Treasurer for the 2015-2016 Year.

The Annual Meeting was held on November 16, 2015 (Annual Meeting Minutes)

Boise Police and Fire - Your safety first Newsletter - April 2015

See the April 2015 Newsletter

Boise West Bench Neighborhood Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan

We are excited to announce that the final draft of the Ada county Highway District’s (ACHD) Boise West Bench Neighborhood Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan has been completed and is now available for public review on the ACHD website. A link to the plan is provided below.


The Plan is tentatively scheduled to be presented to the ACHD Commissioners for possible adoption on Wednesday evening, August 28, 2013.

Please log on to the ACHD prior to the meeting to verify Commission agendas which are subject to change.

The Commission meeting will begin at 6 p.m.; however, this project is one of several agenda items and may not be the first item discussed. ACHD staff will make a brief presentation followed by an opportunity for public comment before the Commission takes action. Comments are welcome at anytime and can be sent to projects@achdidaho.org or 3775 Adams Street, Garden City, Idaho 83714.

ACHD would like to thank The City of Boise, and every member of the public who took the time to provide valuable input to create The Southeast Boise Neighborhood & Bicycle Plan.

We look forward to your comments!

Trevor Kesner
Planning & Programming Intern
(208) 387-6251

"We drive quality transportation for all Ada County - Anytime...Anywhere!"

West Boise Bench - ACHD Open House meeting

West Boise Bench Neighborhoods!

Need sidewalks and bike lanes in your neighborhood? Tell us about it.

Mark your calendars and alert everyone else in the neighborhood to do the same!

ACHD and The City of Boise have finalized the open house date of March 14th for the public open house. This meeting will be held from 6-7 p.m. at the New Heights Christian Fellowship located at 9950 W. Ustick Road.

And our interactive online survey for bike and pedestrian facility needs will be live starting February 28th and open for comment through March 28th.

A flyer is attached with all the information. We encourage you to distribute this information throughout your network of neighbors and participate. Sidewalks and bike lanes make our communities healthier and safer. Should you have any questions, please contact Senior Transportation Planner, Justin Lucas at (208)387-6157.

We look forward to getting everyone’s input. See you there! Trevor Kesner TKesner@achdidaho.org

Boise Officially Opens Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve

See the Idaho Statesman Article about the grand opening at 11 am on September 18,2012!

See tje 6onyourside photos (55 of them)