Attendees will have a chance to interact with Mayor Mallory, hear state, city, and county officials explain programs and resources, learn how other neighborhoods are successfully addressing community challenges and connect with key area officials.
A pre-summit dinner is being held on Friday, Feb. 15, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Schiff Banquet and Conference Center. The dinner, sponsored by the Community Building Institute, features Dr. O’dell Owens, Hamilton County Coroner. Cost for this dinner is $20 per person. Please reserve a spot at www.investinneighborhoods.com or by faxing 513-921-5620.
Dr. Owens is a native Cincinnatian. Following graduation from Woodward High School, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from Antioch College, spending his third year as an exchange student at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He earned his MD from Yale University Medical School, where he was president of his medical school class and captain of the medical school basketball team. He also earned a master’s degree in public health from Yale. Owens returned to Cincinnati in 1982 to establish the first division of reproductive endocrinology in the department of OB/GYN at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He is actively involved in the Cincinnati community working with disadvantaged youth. He would like his epitaph to read, “He made a difference.”
The 2008 Neighborhood Summit is sponsored by Invest in Neighborhoods, Inc., the Community Building Institute, a partnership between Xavier University and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and the City of Cincinnati. Support comes from Xavier University, Murray & Agnes Seasongood Good Government Foundation and PNC Bank.
Registration is required by Feb. 9 at www.investinneighborhoods.com or by faxing 513-921-5620. The summit and a provided lunch are free with advance reservation.