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MSU/Bozeman Good Neighbor Committee to deliver “good neighbor” bags

September 3, 2013

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Bozeman – A team of volunteers with the MSU/Bozeman Good Neighbor Committee will once again be delivering “good neighbor bags,” this time to homes near Christie Fields Park on Friday, Sept. 6.

The bags, which are reusable, will contain tips on how to be a good neighbor, a community event calendar, Bozeman area bike maps, Streamline bus schedules and information on the City’s recycling program. Bags will also contain details about the first annual Bozeman Good Neighbor Awards, which were designed to recognize City of Bozeman residents who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in the Bozeman community.

“The committee recognizes that the Bozeman community encounters many challenges that are unique to a college town, due to the large student population that enters the year-round residential community each year,” said Allyson Brekke, neighborhood coordinator for the City of Bozeman.  “This is our way of engaging both audiences and giving them tools to prevent negative behaviors and encourage collaboration.

Already delivering more than 1,700 bags to households in Bozeman, this is the fourth “good neighbor bag” distribution by the MSU/Bozeman Good Neighbor Committee, which consists of representatives from MSU, Associated Students of Montana State University, the City of Bozeman, Peak Property Management, the Downtown Bozeman Association and First Security Bank. The committee plans to deliver 500 bags on Aug. 6.

"By participating in the Good Neighbor Committee, MSU is taking a proactive step in providing our students living off campus information they need to be successful residents in our community," said Chelsea Schmidt, MSU assistant director of business and community relations.

For more information on the good neighbor bags, contact Schmidt at chelsea.schmidt@montana.edu or 994-7884.

Chelsea Schmidt, chelsea.schmidt@montana.edu or 994-7884