NEW ORLEANS - This Saturday, the City of New Orleans Neighborhood Engagement Office will host the first New Orleans Neighborhood Summit, a free, one-day conference featuring skill-building workshops, City information sessions and opportunities for residents to connect with others working to build strong and vibrant neighborhoods.
"New Orleans is a city of neighborhoods, each with unique strengths and challenges. We hope this Neighborhood Summit will provide residents with information that will help them in their efforts to revitalize their communities," said Mayor Landrieu. "We believe in building true partnerships between the community and the City, and this Summit is one more way we hope to make government more accessible to the neighborhoods we serve."
The event will take place from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the UNO Lindy Boggs International Conference Center at 2045 Lakeshore Drive. With a thematic focus on building sustainable neighborhoods through preparing leaders, connecting communities and promoting effective strategies, the Summit was created with neighborhood association leaders and members in mind; however, any resident may attend as long as space is available.