Become a Topeka Social Ambassador

Are you proud of your community? Help share what matters to you most as a Topeka Social Ambassador. Social Ambassadors are a group of social media active area professionals, businesses, residents and community leaders who show their support, enthusiasm and passion for the Greater Topeka area by sharing positive news, announcements, and showcasing life via their personal or professional social networks using the #TopCity hashtag. You also have the opportunity to positively affect Topeka’s online presence, via Youtube, Great Schools, Capital Journal, and other sites. Sign up now to become an official Social Ambassador for Topeka. Get alerts with the latest news and announcements and start sharing!

Safe Streets Coalition

The Safe Streets Coalition is a group of citizens whose goal is to reduce crime and substance abuse by working together to make Topeka the safest community in America.  The Coalition is open to anyone who would like to attend.  Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month at the Great Overland Station.  Meetings begin at 11:45 a.m.  Please RSVP to jwilson@safestreets.org if you would like to attend.

In addition to the Coalition meetings here are two other ways to become involved:

Lock It Remove It or Lose It helps reduce thefts from vehicles.  Contact Nickie Roberts nrobe10262@aol.com for details.

The Substance Abuse Task Force combats underage drinking and substance abuse in the community.  Contact Irene at icaballero@safestreets.org for meeting information.

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

This year National Night Out is on August 5. There is still time to get involved and there is still plenty to do.  The next meeting is on July 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. For more information please email jwilson@safestreets.org.

Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods

Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods is the community health coalition in Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas.  The monthly workgroup meetings focus on mobilizing people, ideas and resources around topics and issues identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment and the Community Health Improvement Plan. Work groups include: active environment, healthy eating, healthy babies, health equity, communities of care and WorkWell Shawnee County

Meetings are held the second Monday of every month at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.  For more information please contact Lissa Staley at estaley@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Join your Neighborhood Association

Find your neighborhood association on the City of Topeka website and contact the president to participate.