Pictured from the left: Manne Cook, Janet Bonet, Annabelle Abisset and Dawaune Hayes, members of the Omaha NeighborFest Events Steering Committee. Not pictured are committee members Julie Smith and Ed Quinn.
The name and focus have changed, but the concept is the same – gathering folks together and giving them the tools they need to make their neighborhoods better places. Our annual IN the Neighborhood Conference is now Omaha NeighborFest: Activating People, Places and Spaces. The event, set for Sunday, Sept. 16, is being designed to inspire community development and activate places. We want attendees to leave with practical ideas on how to bring their neighbors together to create vibrant places to live, work and play.
Want to be a part of making it happen? We’re looking for folks to join our five planning committees:
Got a skill and an interest in one of these areas? Please fill out this form. The deadline is Monday, April 30.
With your help, we can make this the best neighborhood gathering ever! If you have questions I haven’t answered here, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for considering it!
A community differs from a neighborhood. Neighborhoods are merely space; whereas, communities are comprised of people living and working together forming social bonds.
By William Hatcher