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Being Good Neighbors

To me a community is a group of individuals connected to each other by one or more attribute(s). The element that links them together is at the core and is the essence of the group. At Lake Tahoe, we see community as a group of folks that are intrinsically invested in our geographical location and our natural environment regardless of their demographic, social, and economic status.

A community is a familiar thread used to bring people together to advocate and support each other in the fight to overcome threats to our home. As human beings, we need a sense of belonging, and that sense of belonging is what connects us to the many relationships we develop. Communities are also rich in resources, that is where their collective aspect comes into play. We are all members of many communities (family, work, neighborhood, etc.), and we constantly move in and out of them, depending on the situation. Community is where we find comfort in difficult times. When things are not going well in one community, we have the option to move to another. For us, the community is where one finds the balance between physical and mental fitness and there is no better place to do that than at Lake Tahoe.

Incline Village residents, for most of the year, if not year around, have many things in common. First and foremost is a desire to live in a peaceful and beautiful environment filled with outdoor recreational activities. Secondly, the benefits that come with being a Nevada resident and finally the true feeling of having a wonderful community. It is very easy for us residents to get disgruntled about the lack of parking at the beaches, the lines at the grocery stores and the 5 extra minutes it takes us to get through town now that we are in the middle of our summer season and our busiest week is approaching.

I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone to communicate, educate, help and thank a visitor and a neighbor as we enter into our busy summer months. Show them how to peacefully co-exist with our furry friends and how to protect our beautiful environment. Recently, our Good Neighbor Committee Chair, and President of Incline Village REALTORS, and members spent a few hours cleaning up our round about at the entrance of town and worked with the artist June Brown to replace the beloved Mule Deer statue.

As many of you may have heard, Red, White and Tahoe Blue has been dissolved and many thoughts our July festivities were also gone. With the help and donations of community members, organizations and local businesses, Incline Village will be hosting many of the major events this year for fourth of July. It truly takes a Village. Thank you!

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