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Good Afternoon,

The North Omaha Neighborhood Leadership Academy is just about a week and a half away! We’ll be at Girls Inc. from 8am-4pm on Saturday, October 20th presenting workshops on project development, grant writing, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and more.

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Omaha NeighborFest: Activating People, Places, and Spaces

Good afternoon,

Omaha NeighborFest is just 4 days aways! The event is from 2pm to 10pm this upcoming Sunday, September 2nd. We wanted to take a moment to share the full program schedule with you ahead of time so you can plan your day around your interests. Below is a list of activities, times, and descriptions. You can also check out the Facebook events for all of these activities here. Stop by the One Omaha tent to get a schedule, a map, and all of your questions answered.  See you Sunday! 

-Mike 

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South Omaha Leadership Academy Recap

Last week we wrapped up our South Omaha Leadership Series. 33 leaders in total participated, representing 28 associations and organizations. The series began in April with the Neighborhood Leadership Academy, a series of organizational skills trainings for neighborhood leaders.

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ONE Omaha Stakeholder Interviews

We’d love to think we’re doing everything right at ONE Omaha, meeting all your neighborhood needs and exceeding your expectations in many cases.

In reality, we know there are things we can improve on as we strive to make Omaha the best city for neighborhoods in the country. So we need your help.

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2018 Lead Registration

Neighborhood Visioning Sessions with a focus on comprehensive and impactful development with your neighbors. Have us come facilitate and help develop goals.

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Ioby Webinar Follow Up

Neighbors:

A great big thank you to all who attended our ioby webinar/pizza party session on Jan. 30. If you weren’t able to join us, you can view the session at your leisure here. ioby’s crowd-resourcing platform connects leaders with funding and support to make neighborhoods safer, greener, more livable and more fun.

After you view the session, please take a few moments to fill out our survey:

 

Remember: thanks to a partnership between ONE and ioby, when you crowdfund a project that improves your neighborhood, donations to your campaign will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2000 on a first-come, first-served basis if your neighborhood group has completed its Lead Neighborhood Visioning Session. Haven’t done that yet, click here for more info so you can start the process.

We look forward to seeing what projects you’ve got in mind!

– Julie

Julie Smith, director

ONE Omaha

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LB 986: Do Your Homework, This Is About Neighborhoods

Neighbors:

Last month, Sen. Matt Hanson from the Nebraska Legislature’s District 26 introduced LB 986, also known as the Neighborhood Improvements District Bill.

ONE Omaha – on behalf of the alliance presidents of Midtown, North, Northwest, South and Southwest Omaha – has suggested the Urban Affairs Committee oppose the bill, which enables the creation of Neighborhood Improvement Districts (similar to Business Improvement Districts) that give appointed board members the authority to create a special assessment on residents and direct the decision making and implementation process for neighborhood improvements.

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