Better Together Neighborhoods Conference
Neighborhoods Conference a Success!
Over 75 residents gathered on Saturday, May 21st at City Hall for the first ever Bellevue Neighborhoods conference – Better Together.
Inspired by keynote speaker, Becky Henchman, author of local blog, “Eat , Play, Thaw” residents began the morning reflecting on expanding their neighborhood connections. Sixteen workshops followed throughout the day where participants gained knowledge on topics ranging from neighborhood safety to diversity, conflict resolution to communication. A great time was shared by all: “This was an awesome opportunity to be in City Hall, see/meet city employees, socialize with neighbors, and learn about resources. A big thank you to all who put this together! I look forward to future conferences!” This is just one of the many positive comments from conference participants.
Presentations from the Better Together Conference are below:
Keynote Speaker Becky Henchman, Thawing the Seattle Freeze Video:
A to Z of Creating Events that Build Community
Aging in Your Neighborhood
Aware and Prepare
Breaking Down Language Barriers
Bellevue Parks – Hidden Gems and Treasures
Big Plans on the Horizon
Community Building Blocks
Communications Builds Community
Conversations with the Captains
Creating a Cross Cultural Volunteer Team
Engaging Next Generation Leadership
In the Know
New Neighbors New Worlds
Public Process 101
We Can Work It Out
Who Lives in My Neighborhood?
Neighborhood Association Assistance
“Better Together” provides mentoring and training for leadership of newly forming and existing neighborhood associations. Mentoring from city neighborhood liaison staff is available for newly forming or re-organizing neighborhood associations. This may include a city-funded neighborhood mailing and/or facilitation of initial planning meetings.
The Neighborhood Organizing Guide provides step-by-step assistance for effective neighborhood association organizing. The guide assists with organizational structure, leadership development, running effective meetings, event planning and more.