Residents invited to register for Neighborhood Summit set for March 2
Feb 15, 2019 11:32AM
Registration is limited to Grand Rapids residents until Feb. 14. This gives residents – the Neighborhood Summit’s target audience – the chance to register before the event reaches capacity. Sign up for the Summit HERE.
The Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit is a one-day experience for residents, business owners, and other community stakeholders. Attendees learn with and from one another about strategies, resources, and opportunities to strengthen neighborhoods and advance equity. This year’s Summit theme, “Connecting Our Stories – Connecting Our Power,” reflects the power of reclaiming, sharing and connecting personal and community stories.
“We have an exciting lineup of experiences, learning opportunities and intentional strategies for attendees to lift up their voice, meet new friends and take what they’ve learned into their neighborhoods and communities,” said Stacy Stout, assistant to the city manager.
The day features:
- Breakfast and several community resource tables
- Welcome by Anishinaabe community drum
- Opening remarks by Mayor Rosalynn Bliss
- An engaging keynote experience by Mixed Roots Collective
- Signature workshops
To reduce barriers to attendance and give children 12 and younger leadership and learning opportunities, the Summit once again will provide free onsite childcare. Childcare – for ages up to 12 – is limited to dependents of Grand Rapids residents attending Summit as well as event volunteers and presenters. Register for child care during Summit registration. Follow Summit on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.