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Center for Neighborhoods to hold virtual 2020 Neighborhood Summit event on Nov. 14


With safer and more sustainable neighborhoods topping the list of concerns for most of Louisville’s longtime residents, Center for Neighborhoods has announced their upcoming event, 2020 Neighborhood Summit.

It will be a day of learning and networking with the goals of informing, inspiring and building bridges between local residents and local government and other partners.

This event will take place virtually on Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is the third year for the event which consists of general and breakout sessions with workshops titled How to Advocate For Your Community, Zoning, Neighborhood Development: What Residents Need To Know and Louisville Affordable House Future. There will also be a Youth Forum and discussions on Intergenerational Organizing. Jim King, an expert with FAHE, will be the keynote speaker for this event.

The Neighborhood Summit provides neighborhood associations, civic organizations, and local government leaders an opportunity to network, learn best practices, interact with neighborhood businesses and organizations, and celebrate local success stories from across Louisville and beyond.

The 2020 Summit Awards provides an opportunity to celebrate with hundreds of your Metro Louisville neighbors the great work happening at the neighborhood level across the region. 2020 Summit Awards include:

Nominations are still being accepted for all of these awards at https://www.centerforneighborhoods.org/awards.

The 2018 Neighborhood Summit Community Showcase is generously sponsored by
Brown-Forman, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Louisville Branch, WAVE3, BB&T, PNC Bank, Central Bank, Maloney Signs, First Financial Bank, Live In Lou, MSD, UPS, Wellcare, Metro United Way, Cherokee Triangle Association, New Directions Housing Corporation, Crescent Hill Community Council, Heine Brothers, The Housing Partnership, Inc, LHOME, Tyler Park Neighborhood Assn., Shelby Park Neighborhood Assn., and Old Louisville Community Council.

About the Speaker

Jim King serves as the President of Fahe – a nationally recognized membership of 50+ community based organizations serving Appalachia. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s three-year owner/president management (OPM) program. He holds an MBA degree from Eastern University, a BA from Bluffton University.

For more than three decades, he has worked to advance opportunity for people and communities, the last 30 years in Appalachia. King has experience across all aspects of community development and finance. A national leader in the field he is a regular speaker at national and regional conferences and his advice is sought by policy makers and financial industry leaders. He has served alongside executive leadership at Truist Bank and Fannie Mae as part of advisory boards. He has served as board chair to Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), the leading membership of Community Development Financial Institutions nationally. He has been a contributor to numerous books and publications including “Forces for Good,” “Wealth Creation” and “Appalachia Revisited.

Under King’s leadership Fahe pioneered a collaborative model, bringing scale and performance to nonprofits servicing rural and remote communities. Brining over $3 billion in impact that has benefitted more over 700,000 people in one of the economically challenged regions of our country.

Registration is available now for $10 at www.centerforneighborhoods.org. Registration will continue to the day of the event.

From Center for Neighborhoods


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