Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has a series of town hall meetings beginning Monday.
This is the second year of the Mayor’s town hall meetings. They’re an opportunity to discuss city issues with the public in venues throughout the city. A city councilperson will be at each event along with various members of Mayor’s staff and department directors.
The first town hall is Monday at the Benson Library. The rest of the schedule is as follows:
- September 22nd, Charles Washington Library
Ben Gray will attend
- October 8, Willa Cather Library
Chris Jerram will attend
- October 20, Millard North High School (tentative location)
Rich Pahls will attend
- October 22, Kroc Center
Garry Gernandt will attend
- October 27, Saddlebrook Library
Aimee Melton will attend
- October 30, Swanson Library
Franklin Thompson will attend
All meetings begin at 7 pm.
South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance wants to remind you that we have funds available for neighborhood based projects in South Omaha. We created this mini grants program for ease of access year round that your group can tap into to meet new neighbors, strengthen the brand of your neighborhood, and put your ideas into action.
If you have an idea for a Mini-Grant project, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (402) 884.6892. We’ll send along an application/info form and answer any questions you might have. Or you can download and print it in the link below.
Applications are reviewed quarterly by the SONA Mini-Grant Council, comprised of local citizens and activists of the South Omaha Community. Funds are limited and are on first come first serve basis, so apply soon!
Thanks for All You do for South Omaha!
Historic Vinton Street Business District
Saturday, October 4 2PM and 4PM (part of the Vinton Creativity Festival)
Friday, October 10 5PM ( part of the 2 Friday Vinton event)
any questions please contact:
Vince Furlong – Education Director
RESTORATION EXCHANGE OMAHA (REO)
South Omaha Turn Back Tax applications will be available Tuesday September 30.
Councilman Garry Gernandt will hold a public hearing Tuesday September 30 at 5:00 pm at the South Omaha Library to discuss the application process.
Information regarding the South Omaha application will be available on the Douglas County and City of Omaha’s websites.
Save the date! Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 the Metro area is set to host its first ever Neighborhoods Conference. The two-day Iowa/Nebraska (IN) the Neighborhood Conference will be held at Metro Community College’s South Omaha Campus. Friday will feature neighborhood tours in both Omaha and Council Bluffs. Saturday will start off with opening remarks from Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh. The Luncheon Keynote Speaker is Gus Newport, a nationally renowned community activist who encourages neighborhood planning from the “bottom up, not top-down.” Additional workshop speakers include neighborhood advocate and Creighton University Law Professor Kate Mahern, and Empowerment Network President Willie Barney. Morning and afternoon breakout sessions will cover a range of topics from Neighborhood Identity & Connectivity in a Regional Context to Raising Poultry in the City.
To register for the IN the Neighborhood Conference, visit www.intheneighborhood.org. Early bird registration ends on September 21.
402-444-5150 ext. 2034