Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's Neighborhood and Community Summit

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Mayor Buddy Dyer's Annual Neighborhood and Community Summit is a one-day training event to bring together residents, community leaders, city staff and elected officials. The Summit is a great place to network with others who are looking to connect, learn and grow to build strong, vibrant communities and organizations.

What to expect during the Summit:

  • Sharing of best practices from city staff and peer community leaders.
  • Learn more about city services and interact with key city staff.
  • Take part in workshops and explore the exhibits from the city, county, non-profits and more.

Registration includes Summit admittance, lunch and a t-shirt. 

2019 Summit 

Saturday, March 02, 2019 | 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal, 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando 32819 

Early bird pricing of $20 ends on February 9

Register for the Neighborhood and Community Summit

Summit Agenda

7 a.m. Registration, continental breakfast
8 a.m. Opening session and Mayor's awards
8:45 a.m.  Break - Exhibit areas open
9:30 a.m. Workshop session A
10:30 a.m. Break - Exhibit areas open
10:45 a.m.  Workshop session B
11:45 a.m. Break - Exhibit areas open
12 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m.  Break - Exhibit areas open
1 p.m.  Workshop session C - Exhibit area closes
2 p.m.  Break
2:10 p.m.  Ask Your Chief
3 p.m.  Closing remarks

Workshop Options

You will have four options in each session to choose from. 

Ask Your Mayor

Participate in a conversation with Mayor Buddy Dyer on topics that impact our city, economy, community and neighborhoods. Learn about some of the exciting projects happening this year and how you can stay informed, connected and involved with your city.

The U.S. Census: The Importance Of Getting Counted

In the 2010 U.S. Census only 70% of Orlando residents were counted. It is estimated that our local community lost $2,200 in federal funding per person because many residents were not counted. This amount could have funded critical services in the City of Orlando. This workshop will explain the importance of the U.S. Census for representation and federal funding. We will look into best practices used across the country to count hard-to-reach communities.

Building A LGBTQ+ Inclusive Organization

Have you ever wondered what LGBTQ+ means? Are you trying to make your organization or programs more inclusive? In this workshop you will learn the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity. We will share best practices used by non-profits and companies when working with LGBTQ+ clients, and give steps organizations can take to create a safe place to increase productivity and profits, while attracting the best and brightest.

Rising Above The Crowd: How To Promote Your Organization In The Community

Learn proven methods of promoting your organization’s programs, services, events and impacts through social media, community outreach, partnerships and non-traditional media relations. Leave with a template for a communication plan that expands your reach and builds your community capital.

Leadership Succession Planning For Neighborhood Organizations

Does your neighborhood organization have a leadership development or succession plan in place? Does your organization identify and cultivate potential leaders? Learn the importance of creating a succession plan and the steps you need to take to be a success.

City Resources For Mandatory Associations

Learn about city resources that may supplement and support condominium and mandatory homeowners associations’ responsibilities. How do city codes impact your association’s covenants, conditions, and restrictions? Discover city resources that may contribute to enhancing your common areas. Find out about training and educational programs for your board and neighbors. The city team will outline resources and programs designed to make it easier to manage your association and maintain a livable, inclusive and connected neighborhood.

Inclusion And Diversity: The Next Big Step

Demographic changes present challenges and opportunities for organizations and communities to grow. As our communities continue to grow more diverse, organizations must create conditions so everyone can participate and enjoy the benefits of living in the City Beautiful. This workshop will share some tools to support organizations seeking to become more inclusive in our growing multicultural community.

Formula For A Successful and Impactful Event

If you build it, they will come...or will they? There’s a fine line between events that succeed and those that do not. How can you make the most of your event promotion, especially on a tight budget? There are many strategies that will get your event noticed. Learn how successful organizations approach their event strategies differently than others.

Hispanic Office For Local Assistance (HOLA): At Your Service

Mayor Buddy Dyer created a one of a kind program to support our growing Hispanic population almost 15 years ago. HOLA provides valuable information and referral services to bilingual residents and newcomers to Central Florida, connecting them with more than 100 government and community organizations to find jobs, housing, healthcare services, educational opportunities and other resources. Come learn about HOLA and the ways it serves our residents.

Engaging With Your City: Citizen Volunteer Opportunities for Every Interest

Looking for ways to get involved with the City of Orlando? You can be a part of something bigger than yourself when you volunteer. Learn about the various volunteer opportunities available and how you can become a volunteer. Your service can be a major part of the solution.

Finding Funds, Partners And Advocates For Your Organization’s Mission

The Central Florida Foundation’s staff will share the benefits and the process of developing your organization’s online “Portrait”; demonstrate ways to identify current community needs and explain how to create a strategy to acquire funds and strategic partners to achieve your organization’s mission.

Community Building

Strong communities are the cornerstone of a resilient city. This interactive workshop will leave participants with the real world practical skills necessary to bring communities together and make them stronger. Together, we will discuss what it means to be part of a community, explore incentives and disincentives to participation, and map out the resources to help strengthen your neighborhood organization.