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Garland Hosts 10th Annual Neighborhood Summit

Garland is proud to host the 10th edition of its annual Neighborhood Summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd. This year’s emphasis is on celebrating the many stories Garland neighborhoods tell. Earlier this year, Garland’s Office of Neighborhood Vitality conducted a competition to encourage neighborhoods to share those stories. Honorees from that competition will be recognized during the summit.

The summit will include several concurrent breakout sessions, which will feature neighborhood stories from several Garland groups, neighborhood improvement ideas from the Strategy for Vital Neighborhoods, and presentations from various City departments spotlighting available services and programs for neighborhoods. The following neighborhood revitalization practitioners will serve as panelists:

Susan Hill from Houston has more than 20 years’ experience in grassroots community capacity-building.

Ethan Kent has spent 30 years helping people improve places in their communities. His Project for Public Spaces program offers a unique community-based approach to revitalization.

Robert Thompson works for the City of Minneapolis Neighborhood and Community Relations Department and the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program.

Tina Moore-Council is with the “I Am Pleased Development Center” of Houston.

Registration for the Neighborhood Summit is $15 for Garland stakeholders and $20 for participants outside of Garland. Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The price will increases by $5 after Oct. 12. For details, visit the Neighborhood Summit web page or call 972-205-2108.