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Healthy Communities - Redevelopment from the Inside-Out

On April 16-18, the city of Memphis will host the Inaugural Neighborhood Regional Conference (NRC) with the theme “Healthy Communities - Redevelopment from the Inside-OUT.” Over 500 attendees from Arkansas to Florida will have the chance to hear about Memphis’ diverse neighborhoods and initiatives. 

So why should you attend?

Memphis is committed to developing sustainable, lively neighborhoods using a holistic approach that leverages public and private partnerships to help build our communities. We celebrate the uniqueness of over 35 targeted neighborhoods and more than 200 registered neighborhood associations, and if we’re going to be a city of choice, then we must have neighborhoods of choice.

So during this three-day event, volunteers, corporations, governments and community leaders will meet to share invaluable knowledge that will assist in building and transforming communities of all sizes. Attendees can look forward to a wide variety of workshops about innovative approaches to neighborhood redevelopment and community building from expert speakers. 

Because the conference focuses on a holistic approach to redevelopment, workshops are broken down into different tracts. Each attendee has the option of choosing one tract or combination of all. The tracts include:
  • Mind, body & soul
  • Building the economic muscles
  • Eliminating the broken window
  • Strength in numbers

And all attendees will get to hear from keynote speakers:
  • Dr. Elton Gatewood on Grassroots Organizing
  • Ted Howard on Job Creation & Wealth Building
  • Christopher Krehmeyer on Beyond Housing
  • Christopher A. Masingill, appointed by President Obama as Co-Chairman of Delta Regional Authority, whose mission is to help create jobs and build communities

If the Memphis business community is to be successful, we need support from all aspects of our community. This conference strives to promote and ignite community pride with the hope that attendees will take what they have learned and implement it in their own neighborhoods. 

The 2014 Neighborhood Redevelopment Conference also prepares Memphis for the 2016 Neighborhood USA Conference, which Memphis has won the bid to host on May 25-28 of 2016. 

To register for the 2014 Neighborhood Redevelopment Conference, click here.

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