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Strengthening Community: Imagine! United Neighborhoods Symposium

Would you like to learn more about the history of the Town Common? Wonder what’s going on with the transportation and activity center? Did you know the new police chief has begun a new neighborhood symposiuminitiative for neighborhood policing? Is your neighborhood looking for ideas on addressing community concerns? How have other neighborhoods successfully handled homeowner-renter relations? How can we create dialogue with immigrant communities to become a more inclusive community?

These are the topics you’ll hear about at the 3rd Annual Imagine! United Neighborhoods Symposium next Saturday, May 4 at City Hall. This event is sponsored by the Neighborhood Advisory Board and the Human Relations Council.

The symposium is free, but you do need to register so the sponsors can make sure they have enough food to go around. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Register online or by phone at (252) 329-4486.

Food will be provided by Zaxby’s (4135 S. Memorial Dr.), Peaden’s Restaurant (2399 Memorial Dr.), Wendy’s (3501 US Hwy. 264 East) and McDonald’s.

Symposium Schedule
9:00 am – Welcome – Ann Maxwell, Chair NAB
Greetings – Hon. Allen Thomas, Mayor City of Greenville
9:15 – History of the Town Common – Roger Kammerer, Historian
9:45 – Update on Proposed Transportation Center C. Padgett, Asst. City Mgr.
10:15 – Break
10:30 – Policing Neighborhoods! What new innovations are planned? Chief H. Aden
11:15 – Panel “Picture This Greenville” powerpoint presentation/Q & A (3 Liaisons from 3 different neighborhoods discuss their solutions to community concerns)
11:45 – Lunch & NAB Elections
12:30 pm – Moving toward effective communication and cooperation between homeowners and renters: The model – Sedge-Field Apts./ Williamsburg Manor – Capt. Hardy (GPD Ret.) & Johann Bleicher (Ret.)
Presentation of Awards to Residents of Sedge-Field/Williamsburg Manor
1:00 – Building Neighborhood Dialogue: Opportunities to interact with Immigrant Communities – Dr. Misun Hur (ECU) & Juvencio Rocha Peralta (Association of Mexicans in NC)
1:45 – 2:00 Closing

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