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2019 NBN Conference and Awards Luncheon

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NBN Award Nominations are now Open!

Nominations are open for the following Awards
  • "Daniel Tiger" Youth Civic Participation Award
  • "Mr. Roger's" Neighborhood Champion Award
  • "I Have Always Wanted a Neighbor Just Like You!" Unsung Hero Award
  • "It's You I like!"  Best Neighborhood Partner Award
  • "The Red Sweater" Exemplary Employee Award
  • "Won't You Be My Neighbor!" Best Overall Neighborhood Award

Nomination Materials:

The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, June 7, 2019.

NOTE:  We discovered mid-May that we are having technical difficulties with the email previously used for nomination submissions.  The forms have now been updated.  Please now use for nomination submissions.  Thank you for your patience.  Sorry for the inconvenience.


Tentative Conference Schedule
  8:15 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast open
  9:00 a.m. - Opening Inspiration Session with Delegate Jay Jones
  9:45 a.m. - Break
10:00 a.m. - Breakout Session One
11:00 a.m. - Break
11:15 a.m. - Breakout Session Two
12:15 p.m. - Break
12:30 p.m. - Awards Luncheon
  2:00 p.m. - Event ends



Breakout Sessions

Bridging the Gap: What Generational Diversity Brings to Your Community 
In a city as age-diverse as the City of Norfolk, understanding the value of generational diversity in your neighborhood, civic league or community organization is important. Let’s discuss how generational diversity can help your organization or neighborhood, share some effective ways to engage different generations and discover how to overcome obstacles to achieving generational diversity.

Transformational Leadership: Challenge, Inspire, Enable, Model & Encourage! - As civic leagues look toward the future, we see many new presidents and board members emerging.  Many times, the tasks of new leadership are challenging due to the perceptions of expectations from the previous “Heads of State”.  Maybe you’ve had a forever president in office for several years or you experience quick turnaround or low participation on your board.  Let’s talk about how transitioning leadership works in various civic leagues and share successes and challenges.

Thinking Bigger - This course is a primer for those wanting to expand their neighborhood organization’s resources and ability to tackle bigger challenges.  It will cover three topics:  1)  Entry level funding sources (who they are and what is usually required), 2) Solicitation rules in Virginia, 3) Organizational resources from Tidewater Community College for taking next steps.  The course will review the steps to become a designated 501(c) organization; it will not provide a complete step-by-step filling out each piece of IRS paperwork, as it may require legal tax advice.  The presenter is Amanda Lloyd, Director of the Academy for Non-Profit Excellence at Tidewater Community College


2018 NBN Conference Recap video





2018 NBN Award Winners:
Youth Civic Participation:   Makayla and Machel Martinez
Neighborhood Champion:  Jacqueline Glass
Unsung Hero: Sarah Peoples-Perry Best Neighborhood Partner:   Ingleside Church Exemplary Employee Award:  Jim Herbst
Best Overall Neighborhood: Ingleside
Distinguished Service Award:  RADM Jack Kavanaugh, U.S. Navy (ret.)
This award was presented by the Department of Neighborhood Development for the admiral's long support of Neighbors Building Neighborhoods.