2019 CONFERENCE FOR NEIGHBORHOODS
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C4N Nashville 2020
Over 200 Residents Attend
the Second Annual Conference for Neighborhoods...
April 13, 2019 (Nashville) -- Over 200 residents from across Davidson County participated in the second annual Conference for Neighborhoods today.
c4n Nashville is a one-day training and networking opportunity for anybody
who wants to make a positive difference in their neighborhood
Special Thanks to Our Volunteer Photographers August Dudley, Thor Frantz, and Tony Teal
Exhibit Hall with Exhibitors and Candidates Showcase
c4n Nashville started early on Saturday morning. Our Exhibit Hall featured many of our great nonprofit and government partners including the Davidson County Election Commission, Davidson County Property Assessor, Department of Codes & Building Safety, Kingdom Passions International, Life Academy Bible College, Metro Department of Emergency Communications, Metro Historical & Historic Zoning Commissions, Public Works / Metro Beautification, Nashville Civic Design Center, Nashville Connector, Oasis Center; Maptivists Youth Research & Action Team, Oasis Center; WeGo Public Transit Youth Team, Office of Mayor David Briley / hubNashville, Register of Deeds, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, U.S. Census Bureau, UnitedHealthcare, Walk Bike Nashville, and WeGo Public Transit .
We started this year with a Candidate Showcase and Continental Breakfast. Over 35 candidates participated in this year's conference. 20 candidates participated in the Candidate Showcase. We do NOT endorse candidates. Candidates are show here who participated in the Candidate Showcase including the following: Burkley Allen, Russ Bradford3, John Ray Clemmons, Erin Evans, Charles Flowers, Jennifer Gamble, Tori Goddard, John Green, Gloria Hausser, Yolanda Hockett, Bob Mendes, Daniel Meredith, Gary Moore, Freddie O'Connell, Sean Parker, Cole Rogers, Jim Shulman, Joy Styles, Zulfat Suara, and Kyonzte Toombs.
c4n Nashville, produced by Neighbor 2 Neighbor, reminded participants that, "Great Neighborhoods Don't Happen By Accident." N2N Executive Director Jim Hawk highlighted the fact that, "Great neighborhoods happen when good people like you are committed, collaborate, and work hard to make them happen."
Anderson Williams, keynote speaker, and local neighborhood advocate and author, focused on six key elements for making them happen: a shared purpose, ownership of the work, commitment to each other, becoming teachers and learners, collective action, as well as group and individual reflection.
The conference offered over 30 breakout sessions on a wide range of topics including:
What is a Neighborhood Group and Why Start One
Relationship Building: The Key to Your Success
Moving Neighbors from Anger to Collaboration
Making Government Work for Your Neighborhood
Pushed Out: A History of Displacement in Nashville
Do You Live in a Food Desert?
Developing Neighborhood-Based Solutions
Preserving Green Space in Your Neighborhood
Effective Resident Engagement
Conference Awards Luncheon
The Conference Awards Luncheon offered Remarks by Mayor David Briley and the presentation of certificates and awards.
Ed Branding, Dawnyell Fletcher, and Lynne King received certificates for the successful completion of the Neighborhood Leadership Certificate Program, "Neighborhood Organizing Essentials." This was the first year the series was offered.
Ellen Britton (Caldwell Abbay Hall) was awarded as the 2019 Recipient of the Trew Neighbor Award. Six others were honored as Finalists: Todd Breyer (Sylvan Park), Orealia Dooley (College Hill), Pam Miller, (River Glen), Jeff Sexton (Fairlane Park), Mindy Van Tassell (Cross Timbers), and Anthony Viglietti (Inglewood).
We closed the day with a Networking Reception, which offered participants the opportunity to re-connect with other participants and discuss the day.