The theme for this year’s summit is “Building Neighborhood Connections.” Last year, more than 500 people attended. The Neighborhood Summit is sponsored by the City of Cincinnati, Invest in Neighborhoods Inc., and the Community Building Institute (CBI) at Xavier University. CBI is a collaborative between Xavier University and the United Way. Xavier University and Fidelity Mortgage, Inc. are contributing sponsors.
The morning sessions features Luken and Cincinnati city council members who will cover such topics as finance, community development, tourism and public safety.
The afternoon consists of a series of informational/skills building workshops. Topics include: housing policy changes, city grants to neighborhoods, neighborhood leadership and community problem solving. A best practices session highlights wireless Internet service in Walnut Hills and neighborhood redevelopment in College Hill. Participants may also learn more about various city services and programs by visiting booths throughout the day.
Registration is required and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and parking. The pre-registration deadline is Saturday, Jan. 22.
To register, please log on to www.investinneighborhoods.com. For more information, please contact Gene Beaupre, Xavier University, 513-745-4271, Ethel Cogen, City of Cincinnati, 513-352-6135, or Invest in Neighborhoods at 513-921-5502.