Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Neighborhood Summit to be held January 24

The 2009 Neighborhood Summit has been announced for January 24 at Xavier University's Schiff Conference Center.

"Growing Cincinnati", conducted by neighborhood stakeholders, community-based organizations and City staff, is designed to allow citizens and public officials the opportunity to engage in discussions about housing, economic development, and community building.

Session topics for the seventh annual Summit will include:

  • Housing: Section 8 and CMHA, reuse of foreclosed and abandoned properties, promoting homeownership, organizations addressing the foreclosure crisis, and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
  • Economy and Work Force Development: 2010 Census and Shop 52, Agenda 360, the upcoming 2009 Comprehensive Plan, the future of transportation, and work force development
  • Community Collaboration and Best Practices: Developing a neighborhood art center, community collaboration, form-based codes, reducing violence, and making your neighborhood more green
Due to limited space, registration is required by January 16.

Sign in begins at 7:30 AM with a continental breakfast, and the event runs from 8:15 AM to 2 PM. Box lunches will be provided to all registrants.

To kick off the Summit, current Congressman-elect Steve Driehaus (D-1st) will speak at a kickoff dinner about the promising changes on the horizon for the City and how we all play a role in its growth.

The dinner takes place at 6 PM on January 23. Reservations are required, and the cost is $20.

Previous reading on BC:
Neighborhood Summit this Saturday (2/13/08)