Contact: Randy Blevins
Think Tank Louisville
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOODS PRESENTS
2017 NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMIT COMMUNITY SHOWCASE
OCTOBER 28 AT KENTUCKY CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE
Louisville, KY – The Center for Neighborhoods announces its 2017 Neighborhood Summit Community Showcase taking place October 28 from 8:30 am – 2:45 pm at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage (1701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd). The Summit will be emceed by Louisville Metro 4 District Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, and it will include a variety of educational mobile workshops, a vendor and information fair, and inspiring general session keynote speakers — all with the purpose to teach new skills, develop new connections, and to energize the work of building a stronger community one neighborhood leader and one community effort at a time. Early registration for the Summit is $15 and available now at www.CenterforNeighborhoods.org through October 7, 2017.
Attendees will experience and learn from the community development success stories happening in the historic Portland and Russell neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Summit provides neighborhood associations, civic organizations, and local government leaders an opportunity to network, learn best practices, interact with neighborhood businesses and organizations, and celebrate local successes.
The Summit will include the 2017 Summit Awards Luncheon, which celebrates the great work happening at the neighborhood level across the region. 2017 Summit Awards include: Grady Clay Achievement Award, Neighborhood Leadership Award, Jack Trawick Neighborhood Association of the Year, Collaborative Community Partner Award, and Local Government/Public Official Award. Nominations are still being accepted for all of these awards at www.CenterforNeighborhoods.com/Awards.
The 2017 Neighborhood Summit Community Showcase is generously sponsored by Louisville Metro Government, Community Ventures, Brown-Forman, TARC, Metro United Way, New Directions Housing Corporation, MSD, Passport Health Plan, Cherokee Triangle, Portland Investment Initiative, Crescent Hill Community Council, Heine Brothers Coffee, Louisville Water Company, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Louisville Branch, BB&T, and PNC Bank.
THE DAY’S SCHEDULE:
8:30am – 9:30am
Registration, Networking, Vendor Fair, Breakfast
9:30am – 10:15am
Morning General Session
10:30am – 12:30pm
- Restaurants and Community Development
- Chef Space & Cedar Street Housing (walking)
- Housing Redevelopment in Portland and Russell
- Arts and Neighborhood Revitalization
- Experience Russell-Neighborhood Tour
- Experience Portland-Neighborhood Tour
- Gardens and Greenery Tour
- Neighborhood History, Culture and Preservation
- Youth Development
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch and Summit Awards Presentations
1:30pm – 2:45pm
Afternoon General Session & Keynote
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ABOUT THE CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOODS
For 45 years the Center For Neighborhoods has cultivated grassroots leadership, provided leadership education, partnered with neighborhoods in community planning efforts, facilitated civic dialogue amongst stakeholders and actively participated in neighborhood-based development & improvement projects.
With a mission to build healthy, sustainable, safe and attractive neighborhoods through engaged, informed and committed neighbors, the Center For Neighborhoods envisions a greater Louisville community with caring and empowered people. CFN’s work is more important today than ever before as long-term and relocating residents and businesses seek out economically, physically and socially sustainable neighborhoods to call home. Learn more at centerforneighborhoods.org.