Neighborhood Summit Mar2020

Kickoff Friday March 13      Summit Saturday March 14, 2020     Cintas Center, Xavier University
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Important announcement:

2020 Neighborhood Summit Postponed

After working with our partners to put in place proper procedures and protocols to limit the spread of contagion, in light of the rapidly changing events in the state and the daily changing landscape regarding preparedness and response to COVID-19, we are postponing the 2020 Neighborhood Summit scheduled for Saturday, March 14. After discussion with our partners, sponsors, and vendors, and the impact of several announced corporate and Ohio public policies, it was decided that proceeding with an abundance of caution was the appropriate action with respect to the public safety concerns of our community.  The Kick-Off event the preceding evening is also postponed.  We are currently working on our contingency plan for moving forward and will provide further details as decisions are made.  


Registration is closed.  However, as always, the Summit is free and open to everyone and we welcome walk-ins

My Neighborhood Counts. Everybody Counts

The theme for the 2020 Neighborhood Summit is “My Neighborhood Counts. Everybody Counts,” to recognize the 2020 Census year and expand upon the importance that all neighborhoods and all people’s voices count. The theme stresses the importance of not overlooking any person, group or place. We all count. To be counted is to matter, to have a voice, to be active and to be engaged in ways that make a difference.

There are many ways we engage in civic life that make our needs visible, our voices heard, and our community empowered.  Tracks for the 2020 Summit will include volunteering, civic engagement, equitable and inclusive opportunities, community initiatives and collective action.


8:00 – 8:10 

Welcome and Introduction

Jake Williams, President, Invest in Neighborhoods

8:10 – 8:35

Neighborhood Leadership Academy: Graduation

 City Manager Patrick Duhaney

8:35 – 9:00                       

Coffee with Councilmembers

9:15 – 11:45

Concurrent Sessions

 12:00 – 1:00 

Lunch & Awards Ceremony               

Councilmember Jeff Pastor announcing the 

2020 Neighborhood Summit Community Awards

1:00 – 1:20

Plenary Mayor John Cranley

Greater Cincinnati is Counting on You: 2020 Census

1:40 – 3:15

Concurrent Sessions

3:30 – 4:30 



The Neighborhood Summit is THE annual event which brings together hundreds of community leaders and volunteers, city officials and non-profits in a day long series of seminars and workshops aimed at helping citizens work effectively together to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Last year’s event was attended by over 600 people.

Invest in Neighborhoods’ 19th annual Summit would not be possible without the hard work of our Summit partners, our volunteers, and the generosity of our funders

For more information, contact us: [email protected]

As always, the Neighborhood Summit is free to everyone, however donations (of any amount!) are always welcome to help us continue to bring you this quality event every year!  

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