Saturday, Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Oaks Point Park Nature & Retreat Center, 5901 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX
At the 2017 Neighborhood Summit, residents from Garland, Plano and surrounding communities will gather to share ideas and learn how community leaders are actively engaging and strengthening their communities. For the first time, the Neighborhood Summit will be hosted by our partner, the City of Plano, at the Oak Point Park Nature & Retreat Center.
Speakers include Lizzie MacWillie, Associate Director at bc Workshop, Thor Erickson, Managing Director at bc Workshop and more!
Also, don't miss the Garland Pre-Summit Mixer on Friday, Nov. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Atrium in Garland. Mix and mingle with neighborhood leaders from across Garland and get an exclusive Summit Sneak Peek from our special guest, Robbie Turner, Senior Strategist at Nextdoor. The winners of the 2017 Garland Neighborhood Awards will also be presented, you won't want to miss it! Dinner is sponsored by Garland Power & Light.
Lizzie MacWillie of
buildingcommunityWorkshop will explain in detail their working methods:
Analyzing, Activating, Informing, Mapping, Making, & Storytelling. Each
method will be illustrated with actual examples of [bc]'s work and the
approaches taken, why it is important and how it can be used to work with
communities. The session will review various tools and projects that residents
can use to strengthen their communities.
Engagement through Crime
Watch Groups Karen
Marks, Imperial Park Crime Watch & Beverly Gallagher, Glenview Neighborhood
Creating Crime Watch groups in
your community can be a great way to not only protect your community from crime
but also remain connected with residents on your own block! Come hear how local
Crime Watch groups are engaging to help keep their neighborhood safe while also
creating a well-connected network of residents.
Promoting a Sense of
Community Tom Dixon & Bill Ostergren,
Whiffletree HOA & Emma Crayton, Rainbow Neighborhood Association
With neighborhoods continuously changing over time, how do
we maintain a sense of community? Two community leaders from voluntary
neighborhood groups will discuss how they are engaging their neighbors and
maintaining strong ties and a sense of community through one small action at a
Active and resilient
neighborhoods are the foundation of a successful city. People Organizing Place
[POP] is the [bc] public design effort strengthening the social, economic, and
physical health of neighborhoods. As a component of POP, Neighborhood Stories
increases awareness of our city, celebrates the diverse places that give it
character and texture, and creates a platform for active dialogue about its history
and future. This session will focus on the process and product of [bc]
Neighborhood Stories work and how it can be adapted to your own neighborhood.
With Nextdoor, Good Things
Happen When Neighbors Start Talking Robbie Turner, Nextdoor Senior Strategist
Is your neighborhood talking
only about lost pets and garage sales? Come to this session to learn how to
help your neighborhood become stronger, more resilient and more inclusive by
using Nextdoor as well as how to engage with your City on Nextdoor. Robbie will
be using neighborhood examples from across the country to show how community
building is possible on Nextdoor. You will also learn about little known
features of Nextdoor.
Sustainable Initiatives, In Your Neighborhood Erin Hoffer, City of Plano’s
Environmental Education Division & Arthur Chan, Lakeside on Preston
Environmental sustainability discussions are becoming much
more prevalent in local communities. Plano’s Environmental Education
Coordinator, Erin Hoffer, will discuss ways in which neighborhoods can become
more sustainable and connect to resources available to communities. Learn how
the Lakeside on Preston community residents have come together to take
sustainability to the neighborhood level through a community garden.