CityLinks Neighborhood Conference
The 31st Annual CityLinks Neighborhood Leadership Conference: the next generation of community engagement
The 2016 conference takes place on Friday, April 15 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the University of Dayton River Campus, 1700 South Patterson Boulevard.
When we talk about effective community engagement, we are describing a process where work in partnerships. Community and civic engagement is on the rise. We must find ways to bring together young people, educators and community and business leaders, to create an environment and opportunity needed to attract and keep the next generation. Come be a part of the process to engage in making changes for the next generation of community engagement.
This annual conference features workshops that bring Dayton and Montgomery County citizens together to learn from national speakers, and from one another, ways to revitalize neighborhoods and nurture leadership at its roots. Vision, perseverance, and sweat are fitting descriptions of the requirements of leading community-based organizations in community building and development strategies. Annual conferences over the past 30 years have stressed the importance of leadership development as a way of engaging the next generation of community leaders in tackling such ongoing issues, as liquor establishments, vacant properties, affordable housing, schools, crime, predatory lending and neighborhood redevelopment.