2018 RNNC: Call for Workshop Presenters

The 2018 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) coming in less than six months in Dayton, OH, from October 4-6, 2018.

Workshop presenters are needed. Information is below about the workshops and access to the application is provided.

Unique and United: Crossing Barriers, Building Communities


If you would like to present a workshop that can help attendees improve their neighborhoods and communities, please complete the form at the link below.

Although the tracks (Education, Leadership, Health, and Wealth) are confirmed, organizers are happy to consider workshop concepts that fall outside these categories if they fit the theme of Unique and United: Crossing Barriers, Building Communities.

The 2018 Conference Tracts are:
• Education
• Leadership
• Health
• Wealth


The deadline to submit RNNC 2018 Workshop Applications is Friday, May 11, 2018.
Applications can be mailed to:
City of Dayton,
Planning and Community Development Department
Attn: RNNC Workshop Application
101 W. 3rd St
Dayton, OH 45402
emailed to mark.riley@daytonohio.gov & wmarvin1@udayton.edu

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark Riley at mark.riley@daytonohio.gov or (937) 333-4809.



The Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) is an inspiring three-day event hosted each year by one of 20+ Midwestern cities and 5 States: Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee.

It’s a place where volunteers, corporations, governments, and community leaders gather to learn from each other and gain valuable ideas to help transform their own community.

It features a wide variety of workshops about state of the art approaches to neighborhood improvement, presentations by experts and leaders in urban and neighborhood development, and lots of fun, food, and entertainment!

The RNNC is a place where community leaders and volunteers gather to exchange information with one another in order to gain valuable ideas to take back and help improve or transform their own communities.

Attendees may be representatives of these or other groups from their communities:

  • Nonprofit organizations with a mission to build resilient families and vibrant communities
  • Local units of government (municipal and county) responsible for community development, economic development and planning
  • Financial and investment institutions committed to community reinvestment
  • Allies in philanthropy
  • Real estate developers and agents
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Public housing authorities
  • Neighborhood and Community leaders and volunteers
  • Mayors, Councilpersons, and Department Heads

Register for the 2018 RNNC








UNOE General Meeting – April 2018

Join us for our April General Meeting on Thurs., Apr. 26 – 6:30pm at the C K Newsome Center, 100 Walnut St.

Our guest speaker will be Dorothy Pergola, Development Coordinator with Gilda’s Club Evansville, sharing the program When Cancer Comes Knocking: How to Help or Seek Help.

All too often, our neighbors are affected by cancer.
Care and support is available from many sources.
Learn of one of those local resources.

Gain an overview of Gilda’s Club— what they do, how they help and how to access services and support

Join us at the General Meeting in April!

Remembering a Past-President


A Memorial Mass for Charleen will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (613 Cherry Street, Evansville, IN).
A visitation with the family will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:00 A.M. until the time of Mass.
A private burial will take place at a later date.
Any memorials in Charleen’s memory may be made to the Kenosha Forgotten Friends.


Charleen Williamson is fondly remembered by the staff and members of United Neighborhoods of Evansville who knew her.
She was the President-Elect of United Neighborhoods of Evansville for 2010-2011 and President of UNOE for 2012-2013. Charleen worked tirelessly for UNOE. During her presidency, UNOE was asked to be a part of the Mayor’s Traveling City Hall Program, a partnership which continues today.

In her own neighborhood, Wheeler DRIVE Neighborhood Association (now Riverside NA), Charleen was Co-President in 2011 and President in 2013-2014. She worked with DMD and other neighborhood associations in reorganizing the downtown neighborhoods to best benefit the area and the neighbors within their boundaries. At that time, Wheeler DRIVE Neighborhood Association became Riverside Neighborhood Association.

Charleen loved taking care of two houses in the downtown area that she owned while in Evansville. She was always serving with various community organizations, such as St. Vincent DePaul, Operation City Beautiful, Convention & Visitors’ Bureau and many more, to make Evansville a better and safer place.

She enjoyed reading and loved the animals that she had over the years. Charleen’s greatest joy was taking care of her family.

Read Charleen’s full obituary.

April 2018 Newsletter

Download the April 2018 Newsletter


  • In Memoriam: Charleen Williamson, UNOE Past-President
  • Lightning Safety Tips from Evansville Fire Department
    Being a Good Neighbor: Tending to Animal Waste (as per the Animal Control Ordinance)
  • City Recycling Information (Tire, Electronics, Yard Waste, Heavy Trash)
  • If you choose H&R Block this year to do your taxes, give your preparer the UNOE referral code (#40010001096998) & our agency will receive $20 for each new customer.


Guest Speaker: Dorothy Pergola, Development Coordinator – Gilda’s Club Evansville
Program: When Cancer Comes Knocking: How to Help or Seek Help


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