Denver Direct: City announces Aug. 1 Neighborhood Conference

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

City announces Aug. 1 Neighborhood Conference

“Back to Basics, Block by Block”

DENVER, CO — JULY 6, 2009 — Mayor John Hickenlooper and City leaders will host neighborhood and community organizations in a day of community-wide networking and neighborhood leadership training on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Coors Field.

The conference agenda will include a lunch-time keynote address by Mayor John Hickenlooper; presentations by local and national leaders on community building; workshops to address specific issues facing neighborhoods; small- and large-group decision-making sessions designed to define what strong neighborhoods look like; tips to identify effective strategies to promote neighborhoods; and opportunities for networking.

The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2 p.m., with registration at beginning at 7:30am. The goal is to encourage a shared vision for Denver’s diverse neighborhood and community groups, allow for collaboration in building stronger neighborhoods and lead to action on a block-by-block basis. This conference is for anyone interested in:

• Learning about the exciting things neighborhood associations and other organizations are doing to improve the quality of life in Denver’s neighborhoods.
• Finding out how the City is working to engage residents in projects and plans intended to build community relations.
• Gaining practical tools for addressing a wide range of community and neighborhood issues.
• Networking with neighbors, groups and City officials.

To accommodate participants appropriately, please register to hold your spot by July 24. To register or for more information, contact Heather Barry at (720) 865-9103 or via email at: [email protected].

Please note that interpreters and/or CART will be provided upon request with five business days’ notice. Please contact Amber Tafoya, Denver Coalition for Integration, at (720) 371-7496, or [email protected].