Bringing Together Neighborhood Experts

Sept. 9, 2008

News Highlights 

  • Fairfax County hosts the 9th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Sept. 18-20.
  • Networking opportunities with influential neighborhood experts from across the nation.
  • Space still available; register online by Friday, Sept. 12.

More Information 

Fairfax County hosts the 9th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Sept. 18-20, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. The conference is open to the public and registrations are accepted online until Friday, Sept. 12.

The theme of this year’s conference “Embracing Change – Creating and Sustaining Community Connections” reflects Fairfax County’s diversity. The conference brings together grass-roots neighborhood leaders, youth, representatives from nonprofits and government staff involved in neighborhood development in the region. The event provides an opportunity to attend information-packed workshops; listen to thought-provoking speakers and view an array of exhibitions.

This year’s conference also provides an opportunity to take advantage of networking opportunities with influential neighborhood advocates and professionals from across the nation. Speakers include John L. McKnight, co-director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University, and Eileen Kugler, author of “Debunking the Middle-Class Myth: Why Diverse Schools Are Good for All Kids.”

The conference will feature workshops that focus on the following issues and how they affect neighborhoods statewide:

  • Embracing diversity.
  • Safe and livable neighborhoods.
  • Community leadership.
  • Developing partnerships.
  • Prevention.
  • Youth programming and engagement.

For more information on registration, conference schedule, program and hotel accommodations, visit the Neighborhood Conference Web site.




Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
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