Xavier hosts third annual neighborhood summit

Cincinnati residents join Mayor Charlie Luken to discuss finance, community development, tourism and public safety | February 1, 2005

Cincinnati residents are invited to join in conversations with Cincinnati mayor Charlie Luken, city leaders and fellow residents at the third annual Neighborhood Summit. The summit takes place Saturday, Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Cintas Center. This event is free and open to the public. Members of neighborhood organizations are encouraged to attend.

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.