Neighborhood Influencers

Are you a “Neighborhood Influencer” that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and a sense of belonging in your neighborhood?   In an NBN Academy session, Aleea Slappy-Wilson, Norfolk’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, and residents offered simple, practical ways to intentionally use ordinary privilege to create welcoming neighborhoods.  Use the material below to see if you're a neighborhood influencer.  

Intentionally support neighborhood businesses

Nominate your neighbors for awards

Find creative solutions to neighborhood problems

Learn about your neighbors

Understand the demographics of the neighborhood

Encourage board recruitment for renters and homeowners

Nurture new neighbors.   Engage them early.

Connect neighbors with resources like the NBN Academy

Employ an equity checklist in neighborhood decision making

Raise questions to promote inclusion and belonging