Community Development Week
April 30th, 2014
Tip Top Ballroom
1502 Cuming Street
Free to attend
Schedule of Events
5:30 – Networking
6:00 – Introduction
6:05 – James Thele – Overview\
6:15 – Othello Meadows
6:40 – Mayor Stothert presents Community Excellence Awards
6:55 – NUSA Announcement
Community Excellence Awardees
One World Community Health Centers
Columbus Park Neighborhood
Association / Good Neighbor Ministries
Laura Kirkland – 402.444.5150 x2000
The UNO campus is undergoing a Sustainability Master Planning process and is seeking input from the community. Please complete the UNO Sustainability Survey and be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble or Aksarben Cinema!
The anonymous survey takes 3 to 5 minutes and gets at UNO’s efforts to engage in actions that are environmentally friendly, socially responsible and financially feasible. Deadline for completion of May 5, 2014. Click here to take the survey.
***More about UNO’s Sustainability Planning Process***
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is in the midst of developing its first ever Sustainability Master Plan. The effort, which will culminate in October 2014, is being led by Verdis Group and has a high priority on broad stakeholder engagement. Input from the community is extremely important in helping UNO.
The purpose of the Sustainability Master Plan is to provide the framework to guide future efforts that would account for and build on UNO’s successes and align with campus and university-wide goals to improve long term economic and environmental sustainability.
The Spring Lake Park project is a sewer separation effort which highlights green solutions and pond restoration to help reduce the cost of water quality improvements. This meeting will explain the construction schedule, the work to be done, and the
upcoming closing of “F” Street. Please join us on April 29, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
CSO PRE-CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
SPRING LAKE PARK PROJECT
April 29, 2014
Spring Lake Park Golf Clubhouse
4020 Hoctor Blvd., Omaha, NE
Parking available at the golf clubhouse or across Hoctor Blvd. at the swimming pool.
The Conference is set for October 10th -11th 2014
The mission of the conference is encouraging and celebrating strong empowered neighborhoods. The goal of the conference will be to highlight local and regional achievements, offer workshops that focus on best practices in addressing community concerns and to encourage networking and information sharing that could lead the development of partnerships between neighborhood organizations, government, non-profits and the private sector. The keynote speaker at the conference is nationally renowned community activist, Gus Newport, former Mayor of Berkeley, California from 1979 to 1986. Gus Newport is currently a program consultant to the Vanguard Public Foundation and the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation. He is also an MLK Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Gus’ areas of focus have included neighborhood planning and development and economic development. He has worked with many communities across the country to ensure local, grass-root involvement from the residents. He encourages neighborhood planning and development from the “bottom up, not top-down”.
A Call for proposals:
We are looking for neighborhood organizations, non-profits, religious, business or privately run groups or organizations that have programs, events or missions geared to promoting or advocating for stronger neighborhoods, finding solutions to common community problems or addressing specific local or regional needs to submit proposals for workshops to be presented at a local conference on October 11th. Presentations should be no more than 45 minutes long including time for questions from audience. We are also looking for neighborhoods or other groups to submit tour proposals that will feature neighborhoods, programs, or collaborations that help create or feature strong empowered neighborhoods. Tours will be Friday afternoon, October 10th and should be no more than 2 ½ hours long and include ideas for dinner options.
Proposals are due June 9th to Margie Magnuson at firstname.lastname@example.org Questions? Call 402-554-0775.
Notification of acceptance will be sent July 14th.
Do you love your dog? Do you love the Hanscom Bark park or Hefflinger? Please help keep these public spaces amazing!
Save The date the 10th Annual Spring Bark in the Park
Saturday, April 26th 2014, hours 10am to 3pm
Over 50 Booths, including games for the dogs and owners to play, raffles, pet friendly businesses and area rescues too.
NEW this year… Compete in the Lick off Challenge !
Cost $10 Per dog, goodie bag included with paid admission- Sponsored by Sergeants Pet Care
Register and Pay on Line and save time at registration
The Omaha Dog Park Advocates are having their annual fundraiser, Spring Bark in the Park on Saturday, April 26th at the Hefflinger Dog Park, 111th & Maple, and are in need of volunteers between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
You CANNOT BRING YOUR DOG and you CANNOT leave your dog unattended either in your vehicle or on the All Dog side of the park while you volunteer.
Time slots available are 8-4 (all day) or 8 to 11, 11 – 2 and 1 – 4.
To sign up, to Volunteers go to:
Volunteer duties include –
Help vendors haul and set up/tear down their booths.
Hold leashes while people register
Hand out gift bags
Sell raffle tickets
Run the games
Run the raffle table
Man the ODPA table
Rescue Round Up
We are a registered 501 C3 non-profit and will gladly authorize service hours.
United Neighborhood Alliances of Omaha, Deffenbaugh Industries Announce 2014 Neighborhood Improvement Grant Initiative
OMAHA – The United Neighborhood Alliances of Omaha (UNAO) and Deffenbaugh Industries are pleased to announce the 2014 Neighborhood Improvement Grant Initiative. The goal is to support projects that encourage collaboration and create healthy, vibrant neighborhoods.
UNAO is made up of six neighborhood alliances: Benson-Ames Alliance, Midtown Neighborhood Alliance, North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance, Northwest Omaha Neighborhood Alliance, South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance and Southwest Omaha Neighborhood Alliance. Deffenbaugh Industries has provided each neighborhood alliance with $1,500.
The neighborhood alliances, in turn, will award the $1,500 in grant funding to a neighborhood association or associations within their respective alliance boundaries to fund a neighborhood project or projects. Each neighborhood alliance is responsible for soliciting project proposals from the neighborhood associations within its respective alliance areas.
“The continued commitment from corporate partners to Omaha neighborhoods is amazing and appreciated,” said Mike Battershell, chairman of the United Neighborhood Alliances of Omaha. “This funding allows neighbors to identify their greatest need, develop a plan and implement a solution. This is the strength of community and of neighborhood associations.”
To be eligible for funding, projects must:
- Take place within the specified boundaries of each neighborhood alliance (outlined below)
- Encourage collaboration between the applicant and its respective alliance
- Help create a healthy, vibrant neighborhood
In the event that an applicant represents an area where an active neighborhood association no longer exists, the applicant must show how this project could help revive a neighborhood association to serve the area.
The deadline to submit an application to the geographically appropriate alliance is Monday, June 2. The winning applications will be announced Monday, June 23. All projects must be completed by Monday, Oct. 6. A final project report must be submitted to the geographically appropriate alliance by no later than Monday, Nov. 10. The winning projects also will be asked to share their experiences in a panel discussion at the local IN the Neighborhoods conference Oct. 11.
Below are the eligible project boundaries and contact information for each neighborhood alliance.
Western Avenue on the south, Sorensen Parkway on the north, Saddle Creek Road/Fontenelle Boulevard on the east and 72nd Street on the west
Liz Moldenhauer, 402.880.4664 or email@example.com
Midtown Neighborhood Alliance
24th to 72nd streets, I-80 to Cuming Street
Diana Failla, 402.651.5779 or firstname.lastname@example.org
North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
Neighborhood associations in the 68104, 68110, 68111, 68112 and 68131 zip codes
Carl Christian, email@example.com
Northwest Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
West of 72nd Street and north of Dodge Street
Dennis Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.630.8544
South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
The river on the east, 72nd on the west, Dodge on the north and Harrison on the south
Oscar Duran, email@example.com, 402.250.1648
Southwest Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
West of 72nd Street and south of Dodge Street
Mike Hohnstein, firstname.lastname@example.org