I just wanted to give you an update about the Urban Neighborhoods Symposium. This is an opportunity for community leaders to start a different kind of dialogue about better ways to work with the City and each other. The organizers are hoping to attract participants from as many neighborhoods as possible (about 35 are represented so far), so if you're not able to attend, please share the information with someone who can bring back a report and all the take-away packets for you to use. There's a general description below and a promotional flyer attached.
I am involved as oversight for PRO Neighborhoods, which funded the project, and I'm also an aide to Karin Uhlich in the Ward III office, and of course I'm an interested neighbor, so if I can answer questions in any of these capacities, please contact me soon.
795-1512 / janderhat@...
Save the date and please reserve your space by January 14, 2013.
A city-wide meeting is being organized to update neighborhood leaders on the activities and directions of a number of neighborhood services, coalitions and groups. There are twenty or so neighborhood people behind this effort, with Joan Daniels and Laura Gail Lunsford, of Jefferson Park neighborhood, heading up the planning group. This group secured one of the final PRO Neighborhoods grants to support the effort, which will probably involve a variety of follow-on efforts. You are invited to attend.
Urban Neighborhoods Symposium
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013
Check-in: 8:30 AM
Meeting time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Place: International School of Tucson - 1701 E. Seneca St. ( N. of UA Medical Center)
This free Neighborhood Symposium is for all neighborhood leaders who would like to learn new ideas and strategies for making their neighborhood organizations more successful. Come join us and learn from such great groups as the Ward 3 Neighbors Alliance, the Broadway Coalition, the Neighborhood Infill Coalition, and the Neighborhood Support Network. Hear how several neighborhoods have addressed important quality-of-life issues, and learn from their experiences.
There are a limited number of spaces for this first symposium. You are receiving this invitation as a past or present neighborhood leader who has good connections with the residents of your area. We need a rep or two from every neighborhood!
There's more information in the flyer attached, which will be updated as plans evolve at http://nsn.soaz.info/files/SymposDescr012613.pdf.
PRO Neighborhoods Grant Obligations:
Create a system of communication and learning which will strengthen participating neighborhood associations
Educate new leadership
Provide a model for future symposiums
Establish peer coaching
Make available leadership contacts using both e-mail and postal mail
Support functioning websites for both neighborhoods and other relevant groups
Set a follow-up symposium
795-1512 / janderhat@...