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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City to host second annual New Orleans Neighborhood Summit

November 15, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Saturday, November 16, the City of New Orleans Neighborhood Engagement Office will host the second annual New Orleans Neighborhood Summit, from 9am to 4pm in the UNO Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center at 2045 Lakeshore Drive.

Summit participants at the one-day professional development conference will participate in panel discussions, neighborhood building workshops and engage one-on-one with non-profit leaders, city and community representatives. 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.

Online registration is close and on-site registration is available at the summit.

Attendees can participate in one of 10 professional skill-building workshops taking place from 10am to 12:25pm:

  • 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.
  • 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 for the Latino Community: 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. Participating City agencies include the Sewerage & Water Board, Public Works, the New Orleans Health Department, NOLA FOR LIFE, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, the Office of Supplier Diversity, NOLA 311, Sanitation, Evacuteer.org and Livable Claiborne Communities. Afternoon panel discussion topics include Promoting community-based Economic Development in New Orleans, NOLA in 2018-Our Vision, Our Communities, NOLA FOR LIFE and Blight Remediation and Reduction.

WHAT:        New Orleans Neighborhood Summit

WHEN:       Saturday, November 16, 2013
                    Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
                    Summit: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:     UNO Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center
                     2045 Lakeshore Drive
                     New Orleans, LA 70122

 
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Last updated: 11/15/2013 5:37:21 PM

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