Improving Communities with Community U! Conference

By | September 12, 2012

Neighborhood Organizing ConferenceFrom Council Member Jack Christie’s newsletter:

The Planning & Development Department is holding the “Community U: Lessons in Neighborhood Organizing” Conference Saturday, September 29th starting at 8 am.

Spend the morning with your fellow community leaders and learn all about the latest tools and techniques to make your neighborhood a better place for all. This half-day conference will provide Houstonians with training, resources, and solutions through a combination of workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities.

Conference topics include:
Funding Resources for Non-Profit Organizations
Safety and Crime Prevention in Your Neighborhood
Volunteer Organizing in Your Neighborhood
Using City Programs to Enhance Your Area
Preventive Health, Nutrition and Senior Living
Incorporating Art in Your Community
The conference will be held at United Way of Greater Houston: 50 Waugh Drive Houston, TX 77007 (between Washington Avenue and Memorial Drive)
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 8 am – 1:15 pm
$5 fee per person (FREE Parking)

To view, download, and register for the 2012 Community U Neighborhood Conference brochure, click here.

For more information, call the Planning & Development Department at 713-837-7701 or email them at

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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.