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Become a Block Captain

Lead Your Block

See how Block Captains are making a difference. 

What Do Block Captains Do?

As a Block Captain, you are the one who unites your neighborhood. Together, you can build a vision for a clean and beautiful block. Here are some tips for getting started:

  • Sweep walks and gutters.
  • Plant flowers on the block, in yards, in window boxes, in sidewalk urns, and around the base of street trees.
  • Maintain and paint abandoned houses.
  • Plant new street trees.
  • Install decorative security lights.
  • Hang flags or pennants.
  • Paint curbs.
  • Help neighbors paint and renovate.
  • Scrub steps.
  • Organize block parties.
  • Coordinate activities for children.
  • Install and maintain block litter baskets.
  • Remind neighbors of trash and recycling collection days and material guidelines.


Sign up!

Need help becoming a Block Captain? PMBC is here to help. Fill out the form below to get started.