10th Annual Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange Is Saturday
The City of Raleigh Community Services Department will hold the 10th Annual Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street.
The Neighborhood Exchange brings together residents from across Raleigh to talk about neighborhood issues. The event provides an opportunity for Raleigh residents to connect with each other and share ideas for making their neighborhoods better. City of Raleigh departments and other organizations sponsor information booths which allow participants to learn about local and governmental services.
The keynote speaker is Zinith Barbee. Mr. Barbee is a 25-year resident of the Mordecai neighborhood. Mr. Barbee will describe his journey from caring little about community involvement to someone who traveled a path that not only helped others but helped himself during a life-changing health crisis that shook his world. Mr. Barbee received his Bachelor of Science degree in geology from North Carolina State University. He has worked as a civil engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and as a hydrologist with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Mr. Barbee has attended the Raleigh Neighborhood College and City of Raleigh Leadership Academy.
The Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange breakout session topics include:
- ABCs of Neighborhood Traffic Calming: Putting the brakes on neighborhood traffic problems;
- Neighborhood Success Stories: We Did it!;
- Neighborhood Leaders Training: Building Blocks for Neighborhood Leadership; and,
- Do “U” know the UDO?: What it Is and What it Means for MY Community.
- Teen Sessions
- Youth Voices: Community and Civic Engagement through Technology; and
- Making, Spending and Saving Money the Right Way -- Teen Financial Literacy.
- Out of School: What to Do with My Children on Their Free Time?; and,
- Welcome to the Neighborhood: Be a Homeowner
For more information, contact
- Luis Olivieri, Community Services Department, 919-996-6100