I just became aware of a conference being held - Tomorrow :-( 3/27/10
I will start watching for stuff like this ~ Great Information :-)
A Few Good Men &
Learn how to strategically search for volunteers to serve on a
board. It’s never too late to create a recruitment plan!
It’s a Tree, a Flag Pole, No It’s a Cell
After attending this workshop, community leaders will understand
FCC restrictions and other legalities when it comes to cell towers.
All Together Now! Importance of
Neighborhoods today are more culturally diverse than ever before.
Learn to minimize problems with a little effort and understanding.
Show Me the Money!
Learn how to search for grants to benefit your neighborhood.
As grant programs become more popular and competitive, it’s more important than ever before to obtain some
background on grant writing.
A Florida-friendly yard doesn’t merely offer a beautiful
landscape, but also protects our natural resources and preserves Florida’s unique beauty. Taught by the
University of Florida’s Florida Yards & Neighborhoods (FYN) Program and the Southwest Florida Water
Empty Houses Full of
Find out how law and code enforcement officers are working to
fight crime in neighborhoods caused by vacant homes. Also, learn about the recently implemented Hillsborough
County Abandoned Property Registration Ordinance.
Explore ways to improve your communication with public agencies
and elected officials. Hear tips on how to advocate your position and commanding a group’s
Thousands of bills are filed every session. Learn how to weave
through the maze and work with Legislators.
9 Principles of Florida-Friendly
A properly maintained Florida-friendly yard can help homeowners
conserve water and reduce water pollution.
Election Myth Busters &
Get a reality check on your election knowledge. Find out about
Adopt-A-Precinct, a way for neighborhoods to raise funds and for voters to receive excellent service on
How Do Neighborhoods Survive
For those neighborhoods dealing with a flood of foreclosed
Fair Housing/Section 8 ( B-4) - Learn the truth about
Fair Housing and Section 8, and how your
neighborhood can benefit from these programs.
What Can Be Recycled? Curbside
A little recycling education will go a long way and help increase
recycling in your neighborhood.
Healthy, Wealthy & Wise: Reserving for
the Future (B-6)
In these economic conditions, it is more important than ever for
communities to adequately budget for and prioritize capital repair projects. Without this sort of contingency
plan can result in special assessments, or worse, deteriorating property conditions and property values. This
session will explore the benefits and process of establishing a plan.
Feed Me! Importance of Web site
There are many social media tools to help neighborhoods reach
their audience … Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more. Which one will you use? Also, learn about content
management for your neighborhood’s Web site to make it as relevant and user-friendly as
Catch Me If You Can! Rain
Florida receives a yearly rainfall average of 52 inches, and most
of it falls off of roofs and driveways, picking up pesticides and pollutants that eventually find their way
into our waterways. Rain barrels are a convenient and effective solution! It’s green and it’s
Eyes In the Neighborhood! Who Needs Crime
Learn how to start an official crime watch program, which will
give your neighborhood additional resources and support from local law enforcement. Hillsborough County
Sheriff’s Office and the Cities of Tampa and Temple Terrace.
Leadership Partners: Youth & Adults
Working Together (C-2)
Strong neighborhoods need a strong intergenerational bond. Learn
how to get adults and students working together to design, carry-out and evaluate projects to address
To the Powers That Be—HOA
Understand the various issues relating to the operation of
condominium and homeowners Associations in Florida.Learn It, Grow It, Eat It—Community
Establish, increase neighborhood support, jump zoning hurdles and find
a suitable property.
Who’s Maintaining Your
Obtain information on the maintenance responsibilities of the
Hillsborough County Public Works—Transportation Maintenance Division. Find out about various measures
residents and HOAs can undertake to improve their communities.
Empty Houses Full of
(See description for A-6)
Using Art As A Community Building
How can a community come together through an art project? What
does it take to design and implement a project to guarantee its success? What about funding? Learn about
community mural projects and other art activities that have successfully brought a community together and
Association Leaders Networking
Share resources, tools, information and “best practices” to help
drive positive results for your neighborhood.
Hands On Hillsborough (Open
House) Hillsborough County is seeking your input on an exciting new
interactive addition to our Web site!
Soon you’ll be able to report a problem or concern
from anywhere you can connect to the Internet. In this session, we’ll introduce you to this interactive service and
we need your help to determine how to make sure it meets your needs.
For more information: