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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

WORKSHOPS

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

INTERESTED IN PRESENTING A WORKSHOP?

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
OR
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.

DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHOP APPLICATION

REGISTER FOR THE 2018 RNNC

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!

April 2018 Newsletter


Download the April 2018 Newsletter

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • 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.

MARCH GENERAL MEETING

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

COMMUNITY EVENT NEWS

Find more too when you …

Spring Heavy Trash Pick-Up

Spring Heavy Trash Pick-Up Begins Monday, March 26

The Evansville Water & Sewer Utility announces that Heavy Trash Pick-up will begin Monday, March 26, and is scheduled to run through Friday, June 1, 2018. This semi-annual curbside service is available to City residents who pay for trash service with their water bill, including newly-annexed areas. Apartment complexes, mobile home communities and business/commercial customers are not eligible.

The collection schedule and area maps are available on the City’s GIS website – www.evansvillegis.com – by clicking “Heavy Trash Pickup Dates” on the right. (To better see the streets, visit the map at www.evansvillegis.com/trash.)

To help keep crews on schedule and prevent heavy trash from sitting out on the curb longer than necessary, the number of days allocated for collection in each specific area has been determined based on the volume of heavy trash set out in the past and the number of days required to collect it.

Heavy trash must be placed in manageable, organized piles where normal weekly trash is collected before 6:00 a.m. on the first day collection is scheduled in an area.

Items that will be collected include:

Carpet – Must be rolled in sections no longer than 4 ft. and no wider than 2 ft. in diameter
Furniture – Sofas, tables, chairs, mattresses, box springs, etc.
Appliances – Stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, water heaters, etc.; Limit two of each type of appliance per household
Electronics
– Stereos, radios etc.
– NO computers or accessories
– NO televisions
Building materials/construction debris
– Must be in trash cans, boxes, etc. of such size and weight that they can be reasonably lifted by two average adults
– Containers must be strong enough that they do not break apart while being lifted even if they are wet
– Privacy fence sections must be cut in half or smaller manageable size
– NO concrete blocks, bricks or steel poles

Items that will NOT be collected include:

    • Any trash that Republic Service would pick up as part of its regular residential waste collection contract
    • Automobile parts
    • Batteries
    • Tires
    • Televisions
    • Hazardous materials
    • Computers or accessories
    • Concrete blocks, bricks or steel poles

Heavy Trash that does not meet these requirements will not be picked up. If a customer has put their heavy trash out according to the requirements above yet feels they were missed, they can call Republic Service at (812) 424-3345 within two days to report a possible missed pick-up.

Note that many items not collected through the City’s heavy trash pick-up can be properly disposed of through programs offered by the Solid Waste District, including Tire Amnesty Days, Electronics Recycling Days and Household Hazardous Waste Day (Tox-Away Day). Additional information about these programs and upcoming program dates is available in the Solid Waste District’s section of the City Website or by calling 812-436-7800.

UNOE General Meeting – March 2018


Join us for our March General Meeting on
Thurs., Mar. 22 – 6:30pm
at the C.K. Newsome Center.

Our guest speaker will be Joe Binkley, Assistant Director of Admissions, with Ivy Tech Community College Southwest in Evansville, with the program: Our Community, Your College: How Ivy Tech & Neighborhoods Can Partner

More than classes, courses and degrees, did you know that Ivy Tech faculty and students volunteer in the community through outreach/service learning events?
Come with your ideas of how some extra volunteers might help your Neighborhood Association better accomplish its goals!

Also, learn about the benefits of Ivy Tech through the Senior Scholars program, Workforce Ready grant-funded Next Level Jobs program and additional affordable educational opportunities.

Join us at the General Meeting in March!

March 2018 Newsletter

Download the March 2018 Newsletter

FEATURES THIS MONTH

MARCH GENERAL MEETING

Guest Speaker: Joe Binkley, Assistant Director of Admissions, Ivy Tech Community College
Program: Our Community, Your College — How Ivy Tech & Neighborhoods Can Partner

COMMUNITY EVENT NEWS

EPD Sector Schedule Changes
EFD Spring Safety Tips
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site information
Meet Your Legislators – last one of the year!
Clean Evansville
Energize Evansville
Mayor’s Traveling City Hall Program
& more!

UNOE General Meeting – February 2018

Join us for our February General Meeting on
Thurs., Feb. 22 – 6:30pm
at the C.K. Newsome Center.
Our guest speaker will be Meg Connolly, with the League of Women Voters of Southwestern Indiana, as she focuses on efforts to curb gerrymandering and to promote redistricting reform in Indiana.

– Every 10 years, following the census, the constitution says states are to look at changes in population distribution and, if necessary, redraw legislative districts for US Representatives. States also look at district lines for state legislators. The next census is in 2020.

– Since we have been drawing lines for legislative districts, parties (or groups drawing the lines) have tried to do so to maximize their own influence on the legislature. This is known as gerrymandering.

– During the 2018 Indiana Legislative Session there will be discussion of Redistricting and a new Senate Bill: SB 136. Be an informed constituent.

Join us at the General Meeting in February!

Learn more at www.lwvin.org/redistricting.html

Visit www.lwvswin.org/id38.html for ideas, updates, additional reading, links, and contact information.

Watch Gerrymandering: The Movie and encourage others to watch. It is available at the bottom of the page at www.lwvswin.org/id38.html or atwww.snagfilms.com/films/title/gerrymandering

February 2018 Newsletter

Download the February 2018 UNOE Newsletter

FEATURES THIS MONTH

February General Meeting
Guest Speaker: Meg Connolly, League of Women Voters of Southwestern Indiana
Program: One Person, One Vote — Redistricting Reform – more info on pg. 8

Election Results
New UNOE Officers & Board Members for 2018

Mardi Gras Grand Parade
Be a part of the UNOE float
Facebook event info

Community Event News
Meet Your Legislators
Energize Evansville and on Facebook
Clean Evansville
Mayor’s Traveling City Hall Program
Coffee with a Cop

Upcoming Training Opportunities
EPD Citizen’s Academy
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)  – website  Facebook

& More!

 

 

January 2018 Newsletter Online!

Download the January 2018 UNOE Newsletter

FEATURES THIS MONTH

January General Meeting
Guest Speaker: Mike Labitzke, Deputy Director Utilities, will present the Refresh Evansville strategy to replace aging water mains and supporting infrastructure
Election of UNOE Officers: Current slate of nominees & info for adding others

Evansville’s Food Desert – read more in the President’s message and map on pages 2 & 3

Mardi Gras Grand Parade – UNOE float information

Neighborhood Speaking Series with Nick Hermann, Vanderburgh County Prosector, and Dave Wedding, Vanderburgh County Sheriff

Meet Your Legislator 2018 dates

CORRECTION

(Page 8: Dates to Remember) South Sector Meeting – Thurs., Jan. 11 (2nd Thursdays)

The newsletter is also available on our Facebook page.

UNOE General Meeting – January 2018


Join us for our
January General Meeting
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018
6:30 pm
C.K. Newsome Center
100 Walnut St.

MEETING FEATURES

UNOE ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Nominations are open until the time of voting during the General Meeting. If you have someone from your neighborhood to nominate as an Officer with the Board of Directors of UNOE, contact the office staff at office@unoevansville.org or 812-428-4243.

GUEST SPEAKER


Mike Labitzke, the Deputy Director Utilities, with the City’s Program Management Office. Mike will be sharing information about the 2018 Projects with the Water Replacement Program for the City-wide Distribution System.

Refresh Evansville is a long-term strategy to replace aging water mains and supporting infrastructure.

The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility maintains 1,000 miles of water lines within the system, of which 600 miles are cast-iron pipes with an average age of over 90 years. These are now at or past their life expectancy.

Refresh Evansville will take decades to complete, but these ongoing annual improvements will ensure that our children and future generations will continue to enjoy safe, clean drinking water.

Download their Customer Information Kit.