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  Early bird registration ends on September 21. 

Liz Birkel-Leddy
402-444-5150 ext. 2034