Neighborhood workshop and awards

State of the Neighborhoods + Workshops & Awards Saturday, April 5

 

state of the hoods logo 20142014 Neighborhood Workshop & Awards features first-ever State of the Neighborhoods address

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Join fellow Tempeans at the 2014 Neighborhood Workshop & Awards on Saturday, April 5 at the Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave. This year’s event will include the inaugural State of the Neighborhoods address by Mayor Mark Mitchell. His speech will be followed by awards honoring our community members who are building community and character every day.

The schedule includes registration and a light breakfast from 8:30 to 9 a.m., followed by the State of the Neighborhoods address and Neighborhood Awards presentation by the mayor and councilmembers from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to stay for one of four concurrent Building Character themed workshops from 10:30 a.m. to noon:

• Tempe has abundant character – Join Amy Douglass, Tempe History Museum Manager, on a behind-the-scenes tour. Learn about some of Tempe’s more colorful periods and interesting items the museum is carefully preserving and looking after. Also, hear updates about the museum’s new and innovative programming. (Note: This workshop is limited to the first 20 registrants.)

• Neighborhood Character Starts at Home – Dave Maza, Neighborworks Instructor and local business owner, will lead a dynamic workshop on how your home shapes, confirms, or destroys your neighborhood’s character. There will be plenty of tips and ideas to help you and your neighbors enhance your homes and increase your street’s appeal.

• Kiwanis/The Lakes Character Area – Defining Character on a Grander Scale. Join Hunter Hansen, of Tempe’s Community Development, as he shares research of the Kiwanis/The Lakes Character Area. Identify your favorite places and activities that make Kiwanis/The Lakes Character Area special, as well as opportunities for change and weaknesses that may need improvement. This is the second meeting of five to define the desired character and influence the appearance, amenities, future development and services for this area. (Note: This workshop is targeted to those who live and work in the Kiwanis/Lakes Character Area – between US60 on the north, Western Canal on the south, Loop 101/Price Road on the east and Western Canal on the west.)

• Corona/South Tempe Character Area – Defining Character on a Grander Scale. Join Nancy Ryan, of Tempe’s Community Development, as she shares research of the Corona/South Tempe Character Area. Identify your favorite places and activities that make Corona/South Tempe Character Area special, as well as opportunities for change and weaknesses that may need improvement. This is the second meeting of five to define the desired character and influence the appearance, amenities, future development and services for this area. (Note: This workshop is targeted to those who live and work in the Corona/South Tempe Character Area – between Western Canal on the north, Tempe’s southern border on the south, Loop 101/Price Road on the east and Kyrene Road on the west.)

Food Truck Fest – Immediately following the workshops, gourmet food truck vendors will be onsite offering varied and enticing food options. Stay awhile and enjoy the community neighborhood picnic.

Invite a neighbor, friend or co-worker and reserve your spot. Register by April 1, by phone at 480-350-8234 or email neighborhoods@tempe.gov.

Event sponsors include title sponsor SRP, Whole Foods and HOA Document Archiving.