Manatee County neighborhood leaders invited to 2020 Manasota Neighborhoods Summit

Manatee County neighborhood leaders invited to 2020 Manasota Neighborhoods Summit
Posted on 01/31/2020

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Jan. 31, 2020) – Community leaders are invited to attend the Manasota Neighborhoods Summit on Feb. 21, hosted by Neighborhood Services staff from Manatee County, Sarasota County and the City of Sarasota.

The 2020 summit will bring together formal, informal and aspiring neighborhood leaders to learn about improvement trends and opportunities that impact the leadership, safety, environment and enjoyment of our region’s neighborhoods.

The Manasota Neighborhoods Summit will be held Friday, Feb. 21 at Gold Coast Eagle Distribution Center 7051 Wireless Ct. Sarasota, FL 34240 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. There is no cost to attend, but registration is strongly encouraged. A light breakfast, snack and lunch will be provided.

The half-day event will focus on the local perspective, at no cost to attendees.

Workshops include (may be subject to change):

  • Welcoming Wildlife Into Your Neighborhood
  • Neighborhood-level Planning Strategies
  • Neighborhood Grant Programs
  • 2020 Census
  • Neighborhood Pointers Program
  • Participating in Local Government
  • GIS Quick Picks

There will also be a panel discussion with Manatee County Sheriff Rick Wells and Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight in which they will talk about crime trends and prevention techniques before answering questions from the audience.

To close out the summit, there will be a guided trolley tour of Lakewood Ranch, the largest green-certified community in the nation.

“We want to give our neighborhoods the resources and knowledge to be the best advocates for their communities,” said Manatee County Neighborhood Connections Coordinator Debbie DeLeon. “This summit allows neighborhood leaders to network with other like-minded leaders as well as the organizations that serve them.”

For more information, call (941) 749-3030 or email [email protected].

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