you're invited...

Saturday, March 7
8am-3:30pm
Cintas Center, Xavier University

The 2015 Neighborhood Summit is a gathering of civically engaged residents that recognize the value of working together to make all our neighborhoods stronger, more welcoming places to live! The theme of the Neighborhood Summit is Collaboration Erases Boundaries. This year, the planning team was deliberate about creating workshops that feature best practices from various communities and we’ve asked each team of presenters to draw attention to the benefits of collaboration and the lessons they learned along the way.

Who should attend?
If you care about your community, and the future of Cincinnati, you should attend the 2015 Neighborhood Summit.

Join us for two exciting days of networking and resource sharing across neighborhood boundaries.

Friday, March 6th

Summit Kick-off dinner
6:00 – 6:30pm | Registration and networking
6:30 – 8:00pm | Dinner and presentation
$25 per person

KEYNOTE

City of Cincinnati Manager, Harry Black
Harry Black is City Manager of the City of Cincinnati. Black took office Sept. 8, 2014, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of City Government. Black is committed to building a customer-centric workforce and responsible and effective economic development policies and practices that support the growth of jobs and economic opportunity for all Cincinnatians

REGISTER FOR THE DINNER

Saturday, March 7th

8-9am | Registration & breakfast
9-9:45am | Welcome and introductions     • Dr. John Kucia • Mayor John Cranley • Kathy Merchant

Concurrent Sessions

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. A1 Lights! Camera! Community Action
In this session, the Cincinnati Police Department and community members will answer these tough questions through an interactive workshop, the ABCs of Policing followed by an open Town Hall Forum.  
A2 What's Old is New Again: University Community Collaboration
Traditionally, University Community Partnerships help strengthen the fabric of local neighborhoods by providing support in the areas of education, economic development, and civic engagement.
A3 Making Money Work for Your Neighborhood: how to leverage public dollars
Leveraging can be a useful strategy to support community- based initiatives. Panelists will share best practices to help your neighborhood leverage resources and accomplish goals.
A4 Who's Next Door? Emerging Populations in Cincinnati
As new ethnic populations move into local neighborhoods, opportunities exist to build new relationships.
10:55am – 11:40am B1 Lights! Camera! Community Action (continued)
In this session, the Cincinnati Police Department and community members will answer these tough questions through an interactive workshop, the ABCs of Policing followed by an open Town Hall Forum.  
B2 Millcreek Watershed Project
This session explores the successful collaborations throughout the communities along the Millcreek and how these efforts can work for the broader community.
B3 Bikes, Buses, and Bunions
Intermodal transportation is changing the way we all move around the City and experience the economic and social changes taking place.
B4 Urban Gardening: Eat Where You Live
Urban gardens are HOT! Join us for a discussion on how to integrate urban agriculture into the urban fabric.
B5 Cincinnati Neighborhood Games
An Olympic style event bringing all 52 neighborhoods together in 2016.
11:50am – 12:25pm C1 Lights! Camera! Community Action (continued)
In this session, the Cincinnati Police Department and community members will answer these tough questions through an interactive workshop, the ABCs of Policing followed by an open Town Hall Forum.  
C2 Creating Healthy Communities
As our neighborhoods continue to grow more and more dynamic, the question is how we improve the health and environmental sustainability of our neighborhoods.
C3 Skills +Jobs + Opportunities = Independence
Connecting job training and career opportunities makes us more competitive. This conversation goes beyond workforce development.
C4 Food Desert to Food Oasis: Making the Urban Grocery Work
Simple solutions to food deserts are brewing in our area. Learn more about the strategies being considered.
C5 Grand City Experiment
he Grand City Experiment (GCE) is an initiative started by 15 members of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's young professional leadership development program C-Change. 
12:35pm – 1:35pm Lunch and Community Awards Presented by Vice Mayor David Mann
Join us for the inaugural Neighborhood Summit Awards
1:45pm – 2:25pm D1 Collaboration on the Hill: Lower + East + West = Priceless
A collaboration of seismic proportion is taking place on the West Side resulting in transformative change!
D2 Evanston Will Leave No Child Inside
Through the launch of a Safe Routes to School program and broad-based community collaboration, the Evanston Community Council is working to make children happier, healthier and smarter by ensuring that they are able to safely play and learn outdoors.
D3 Successfully engaging our youth
Engaging youth and young adults in a meaningful way requires us all to think about the importance of succession planning and intentional youth development.
D4 Mediation Moves Mountains
Can we all just get along? The tools of transformative mediation not only help resolve conflict, but also equip us with better communication skills.
D5 Working Together for Cleaner Communities
The Department of Public Services has spent the past year retooling the Solid Waste Collection program to make effective use of resources and is rolling out a plan, that with community support will help keep our neighborhoods cleaner than ever.
2:35pm- 3:20pm E1 Collaboration on the Hill: Lower + East + West = Priceless (continued)
A collaboration of seismic proportion is taking place on the West Side resulting in transformative change!
E2 Volunteers: Beyond the Block
Recruiting and retaining volunteers isn’t easy. This session is an opportunity to learn volunteer management best practices from organizations that have done this successfully for years.
E3 Urban Vibrancy: Integrative Development for Growth
The future of our city rests on an urban mix that encompasses all ages, incomes, races and ethnicities, at different life stages and with different needs. Learn how to sustain a vibrant urban mix for successful neighborhood growth.
E4 Making Citizen Engagement Work: Updates and Next Steps
Learn what has happened since last year’s Summit and give feedback on the action steps proposed for 2015.

Pre-registration has closed. You may still attend, but if you haven't already registered, lunch cannot be provided.

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