Welcome to Douglas County.


Hello Neighbor is an Alexandria area initiative with a simple purpose – to help residents integrate into the community. Moving to a new place and feeling connected to a new town with new people is challenging. Hello Neighbor can help with that.

Coming back to Alex — and bringing others along

Jordyn recently made a decision that many people who grew up in Alexandria, Minnesota, eventually make. She moved back to her hometown.

It’s much easier to feel connected when you’ve actually made a few connections.  That’s where we come in. The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and the Chamber of Commerce co-host events throughout the year for residents to get to know one another. If you’re looking to find “your people,” Hello Neighbor has an event for you. Join us, and make a few friends along the way.

Come to our next event!

This FREE event is ideal for adults and families alike, with live music, food trucks and a host of activities from axe throwing to face painting. Celebrate the beginning of fall and meet your neighbors!


Tuesday, September 12, 2023 | 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Lake Brophy County Park | 2175 Brophy Landing NW

Want to get involved?

If you’re looking for a way to get involved with Hello Neighbor or if you’re a local business leader with ideas for our next event, we’d love to talk.