2018 Neighborhood Summit

Manatee and Sarasota neighborhood leaders invited to Manasota Neighborhoods Summit
Posted on 01/12/2018

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Jan. 12, 2018) – Community leaders are invited to attend a revival of the Manasota Neighborhoods Summit on Feb. 23, hosted by Neighborhood Services staff from Manatee County, Sarasota County and the City of Sarasota.

The last Manasota Neighborhoods Summit was held in 2008. Like past summits, the 2018 summit will bring together formal, informal and aspiring neighborhood leaders to learn about improvement trends and opportunities that impact the leadership, safety, environment and enjoyment of our region’s neighborhoods. The half-day event will focus on the local perspective, at a low cost to attendees.

Workshops include (may be subject to change):

  • Using History to Improve the Value of Your Community
  • Crime Prevention Strategies for the Neighborhoods
  • Florida Friendly Landscaping for Pollinators
  • Water & Energy Conservation
  • Stormwater Management in Neighborhoods
  • Preserves & Natural Spaces
  • Communication Tools for your Neighborhood
  • Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness
  • Sustainable Applications for Common Spaces 

“We want to give our neighborhoods the resources and knowledge to be the best advocates for their communities,” said Manatee County Neighborhood Connections Coordinator Debbie DeLeon. “This summit allows neighborhood leaders to network with other like-minded leaders as well as the organizations that serve them.”

The Manasota Neighborhoods Summit will be held Friday, Feb. 23 at the Manatee Performing Arts Center from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration is $20 per attendee, and is available at bit.ly/manasota2018.

For more information, call (941) 749-3030 or email neighborhoodconnections@mymanatee.org