Sustainable Tempe News

Tempe residents invited to participate in Neighborhood Workshop and Awards on Saturday, April 13

Post Date:04/03/2013
Tanya Chavez
City of Tempe
480-858-2215
tanya_chavez@tempe.gov


Tempe, Arizona – Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell and Councilmembers invite Tempe residents to attend this year’s Neighborhood Workshop and Awards on Saturday, April 13 for valuable information, advice and dialogue that can help shape the city’s neighborhoods.

This free, morning event will be held Saturday, April 13 at a new location, the Escalante Multi-Generational Center, 2150 E. Orange St. Registration and a continental breakfast will be from 7:30 to 8 a.m., with Mayor Mitchell and the City Council presenting the Neighbor of the Year, Property Beautification and Alley Up Keep Awards from 8 to 9 a.m. Four workshops will follow from 9:15-10:30 a.m.

Residents are encouraged to choose from one of the four featured workshops:

1. Town-Gown Relationships – Learn about programs that ASU and the city offer individually and collaboratively to be good neighbors and successful community members.

2. Sustainability in the Community – Hear what’s happening to make our community more sustainable and how we can all make changes to decrease our carbon footprint. Provide input about Tempe’s sustainability priorities moving forward. Led by Vice Mayor Onnie Shekerjian and Councilmember Corey Woods, with guest speaker Nick Brown from ASU’s Global Institute for Sustainability.

3. Hands-On in the Escalante Community Garden – Build community and connections through gardening. Explore the history of this community garden and harvest some tips and recommendations to start your own. Learn from Dave Tally, Community Garden Coordinator, and Raul Puente Martinez.

4. Neighborhood Leadership & Community Building – Listen in on a panel discussion of neighborhood activists and leaders sharing lessons learned, resources and ideas. Get inspiration for your neighborhood efforts.

Register at www.tempe.gov/neighborhoodworkshop  or by contacting the city’s Neighborhood Services Division at 480-350-8234 or neighborhoods@tempe.gov . The deadline to register is April 10. 
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