SIOUX FALLS, SD (Dakota News Now) – The City of Sioux Falls is hosting a Neighborhood Summit on Friday, April 14th and Saturday, April 15th. The two-day event features keynote speeches and workshops to engage and empower residents with community-building tools to share with their neighbors.
The Neighborhood Summit is free and open to the public. Residents are encouraged to participate in Neighborhood Associations and City Watch Groups, along with other community builders such as faith-based organizations, businesses, and non-profit organizations, among others.
“Sioux Falls has a strong network of people who care about their neighborhoods and their city,” said Diane DeCoyer, Sioux Falls Neighborhood and Conservation Planner. “The Summit is an important opportunity for people to share ideas, learn and help residents feel empowered to support their neighbors. More residents who are engaged and active in the community means a stronger Sioux Falls for everyone. “
Friday, April 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m
“The Power of Community” by Jim Dyers, keynote speaker
Diers is a world-renowned neighborhood advocate and will share stories and lessons about the power of community from her work in Seattle as a former community organizer and director of the city’s Neighborhoods Division. He is currently involved in neighborhoods and local governments around the world.
Saturday, April 15, 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Neighborhood Summit Workshops
7:15 in the morning
8-10 “Attracting broad and inclusive participation based on the strengths of your neighborhood.”
10-15 and 10-30 Break
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Community Placement.”
Develop a plan and action plan for your neighborhood
12:30 and 13. Final comments
Registration is requested. Seating for the keynote and workshops is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Friday evening’s keynote speaker will be recorded and sent to the city of Sioux Falls YouTube channel after the event. For event details and registration, visit SiouxFalls.Org.
If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Office of Human Relations at 605-367-8745 or [email protected].
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