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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City's Neighborhood Engagement Office to host second annual New Orleans Neighborhood Summit

October 31, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The City of New Orleans Neighborhood Engagement Office will host the second annual New Orleans Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, November 16, 2013, from 9am to 4pm. The one-day professional development conference for community leaders and members of Orleans Parish will be held in the UNO Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center at 2045 Lakeshore Drive.

“The New Orleans Neighborhood Summit is an opportunity to empower residents to take leadership roles within their neighborhoods,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “Our community has a greater chance of building a stronger foundation when citizens are partnering with local government and are engaged through ongoing dialogue and participation.”

The theme of this year’s Summit, Working Strategically with Government, seeks to empower residents with skills to improve the quality of life within their communities and provide a platform for building stronger relationships between neighbors, community partners and local government. Residents at the summit will participate in neighborhood building workshops, panel discussions and engage one-on-one with non-profit leaders, city and community representatives.

To register for the summit visit http://www.nola.gov/neighborhood-engagement/engage/summit/ to complete the registration form online or contact the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office at (504) 658-4980 for more information. 

Attendees can participate in one of 11 professional skill-building workshops taking place from 10am to 12:45pm:

 

  • Embracing Diversity and Promoting Cultural Competency: Participants will be introduced to factors that contribute to cultural competence and engage in meaningful activities to promote diversity.
  • Addressing Blight through City Policy: Residents will learn how to navigate the Code Enforcement system, as well as the strategies for addressing chronic blight.
  • Understanding Market Value Analysis: Through a brief educational discussion, participants will learn how to use the data and research contained within the MVA to plan, to help guide and set local community development priorities.
  • Creating Campaigns and Taking Action: This interactive multi-media workshop will teach residents the fundamental steps of organizing a campaign and moving it to action.
  • Strategies for Effective Communication, Meeting Management and Public Engagement: Participants will learn how to communicate and problem-solve with neighboring organizations and stakeholders, maintain collaborative relationships and design effective inclusive processes for engaging the entire neighborhood.
  • Asset Mapping for Community Revitalization: Participants will learn how to identify assets in the neighborhood and methods for conducting asset mapping.
  • Building Meaningful Youth-Adult Partnerships: In this workshop, participants will evaluate their current competencies for developing meaningful youth-adult partnerships.
  • Language Access: Through exercises and activities, community members and nonprofits will work together to promote public policies that improve language access for residents.
  • Making the Health Insurance Marketplace Work for Your Community: In this session, participants will hear an expert from the New Orleans Health Department explain the law and information about the Marketplace. 
  • NOLA Communities Living With Water: In this session, CSED will host a water management workshop to engage neighborhood leaders in charting a path towards energy efficiency, environmental sensitivity and sustainable development.  
  • Navigating City Hall Online: Participants will learn how to navigate the City’s website in this hands-on computer based information session.

The Neighborhood Summit includes breakfast and lunch, with resource tables featuring representatives from several City departments and agencies.

 
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Last updated: 10/31/2013 6:19:57 PM

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