Annual Neighborhood Summit

Neighborhood Summit | 2020 | Neighborhood Values, Home Values | Virtual Conference

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2020 Neighborhood Summit: Neighborhood Values, Home Values
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020
Virtual Conference | FREE

What a wild year this has been! Now, more than ever, it is important to invest in your home socially and aesthetically. Register now to join the Neighborhood Summit: Neighborhood Values, Home Values, our first virtual conference. This FREE Conference will be 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.

 Learn how you can love where you live, today! Topics will include establishing your neighborhood values, building a neighborhood network, how to preserve or increase your home value and do-it-yourself home improvement tips from the experts. Residents from Garland, Plano, Rowlett and surrounding communities are welcomed to join us!

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8:45 a.m.Registration Opens
9 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
9:15 a.m. Keynote Session
For the Love of Neighborhoods, Peter Kageyama
10:15 a.m.Session 1
Keys to Building Effective Community Partnerships, Catherine Huckaby
11 a.m. Session 2
Neighborhood Leader Panel, Marcie Adame (Garland), Claudia McGuire (Plano), David Smith (Rowlett)
11:45 a.m.Session 3
D.I.Y. Home Improvement Tips from the Experts, Toni Gale & Jeff Feyerherm
12:30 p.m.Closing Remarks/Dismiss

Pre-Summit Mixer

Also, don't forget to sign up for the Garland Pre-Summit Mixer on Thursday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m. Mix and mingle with neighborhood leaders from across Garland and get geared up for the upcoming conference. Also, the winners of the Garland Neighborhood Awards will be announced. You won't want to miss it! RSVP Now!

Garland Pre-Summit Mixer
Thursday, Nov. 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Gathering
Free to attend, but registration required

Keynote Speaker:
Peter Kageyama

Peter Kageyama headshotPeter Kageyama is the author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places, the follow up, Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places and the latest, The Emotional Infrastructure of Places.   Peter is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, a national network of city leaders and a special advisor to America In Bloom.

 He is the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization and the co-founder of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary conference that brings citizens and practitioners together around the big idea of ‘the city.’

He is an internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist who speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making change happen.

KEYNOTE session:

For the Love of Neighborhoods

Join author Peter Kageyama for a discussion on the critical importance of neighborhoods in the Post-COVID world and what we can do to better support them moving forward.


Keys to Building Effective Community Partnerships

In this session, you will learn how to increase neighborhood capacity and develop effective community partnerships between city staff, faith-based groups, neighborhood associations, schools, non-profit organizations, businesses and other stakeholders.


Neighborhood Leader Panel

2020 has thrown us for a loop. Yet despite challenging circumstances, neighbors have stuck together. In this panel of neighborhood leaders from Garland, Plano and Rowlett, learn what they have been doing in their neighborhoods to lift spirits and build community.


D.I.Y. Home Improvement Tips from the Experts

For most people, their home is their largest financial investment. Learn from the experts how you can both prevent unwanted and costly repair, as well as how you can enhance your home’s curb appeal without breaking the bank.

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