Call for 2019 Neighborhood Summit Awards

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Once again, the Neighborhood Summit will be recognizing significant contributors to our City’s communities with three awards:  Community Catalyst of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Rookie of the Year, and, following this year’s theme, the Resilience Award.

Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards:
Community Catalyst of the Year
A volunteer in a community organization whose energy and ideas lead to a project or program that gets community members involved and excited, that produces good outcomes and results in increased neighborhood engagement
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award will be given to an individual, inside or outside of a community organization, whose life and work has benefited all of Cincinnati, through creating inclusiveness, increasing the viability of community activities and organizations, and supporting neighborhoods and neighborhood leaders.
Rookie of the Year
With this award, we recognize that hard work and dedication to positive change in our neighborhoods isn’t just something undertaken by the old hats and hands. This award is for the under-30 (ish) newcomers who are bringing passion, fierce commitment, and new forms of organizing and activism to make our city a better place for all.

Resilience Award
To be resilient is to recognize the strength of a place’s culture, character, social structures, and local assets while creating systems and structures that anticipate and allow for change.  This award will go to a community group, organization or collaborative whose work has made our city, community, or neighborhood more resilient, in one or more of the following categories:

  • Health & Wellbeing
    Everyone living and working in the city has access to what they need to survive and thrive.
  • Economy & Society
    The social & financial systems that enable urban populations to live peacefully, and act collectively
  • Leadership & Strategy
    The processes that promote effective leadership, inclusive decision-making, empowered stakeholders, and integrated, equitable planning
  • Infrastructure & Environment
    The man-made and natural systems that provide critical services, protect, and connect urban assets enabling the flow of goods, services, and knowledge.

Fill out the survey here to submit your nominations and keep up to date on the 2019 Neighborhood Summit here.

Nominations will be accepted through December 20, 2018.

2019 Neighborhood Summit

We’ve been planning and getting ready for the 2019 Neighborhood Summit!

March 16, 2019
Cintas Center, XU

This year’s theme:

Resiliency: strong people, neighborhoods, economy, and society

“Urban resiliency is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, and businesses within a city to survive, adapt, and grow despite the chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience”        

100 Resilient Cities Project

For more info: Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit 

Coming Soon:  Call for nominations for Community Awards.

2018 Summit Mar 10

Registration now CLOSED   

However, as always, the Summit is free and open to all.

We welcome walk-ins, so please join us:

Saturday March 10, 2018 

You can still sign up for the dinner or a display table

Program is available here

Thanks, and see you at the Summit!

2018 Neighborhood Summit: Registrations

Register now!

Summit:  Saturday March 10  Registration closes Thursday Feb 22

Summit Dinner: Friday March 9

Display Tables

For more information and the preliminary program and schedule, check out the Program

Nominations open 2018 Community Awards

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Snow days, cold days, inclement weather, delays — we get it.  We are extending the deadline.  Nominate your favorites now

Follow the link to submit your nominations now!

Nominations open until Wednesday Jan 24

Post-Summit Survey

Thanks to everyone who made 2017 such a great event!

We listened to what you told us, such as longer breaks and longer lunch for more networking.

Help us start thinking about 2018 (yes already!)

Please take a few minutes to fill out the post-Summit survey and tell us what you thought


The Summit Team
Invest in Neighborhoods

Program Information

Registration open now

For 2017 Program Information, visit Invest in Neighborhoods/Summit pages


Dinner:  Fri March 10   Summit: Sat March 11   Cintas Center, XU

This is equity: just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential (Policy Link)

Widespread neighborhood revitalization and growth is unsustainable without equity of opportunity, access, and inclusion across a broad spectrum, including health, education, housing, jobs and civic participation. This year’s theme, Building Equitable Futures, encourages our community to come together to tackle the challenges and bring forward ideas for building a future for all.


Registration Open

Registration for the 2017 Neighborhood Summit: Building Equitable Futures is now open!

Follow the link to Register or Register*

*Please note that our pages are migrating to Invest in Neighborhoods, but we will continue to bring you updates and the latest information here!

See you March 10 & 11th!


Table registration is open!

Table registration for the 2017 Neighborhood Summit, Saturday March 11,  is now open.

Tables are available to City departments, community organizations, non-profits and community associations on a first come, first serve basis while space permits.

To register, follow the link: Tables

Tables will be in the concourse around the basketball arena. You will be notified a few days prior to the event as to your table location. Set up can start mid-afternoon on Friday, March 10, 2017